Monday, October 16, 2017

A new type of Meditation ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

I've always enjoyed doodling.  And now it has a fancy name Zentangling.  I bought myself a teach it yourself Zentangling book but somehow learning to Zentangle didn't gel very well. I think I am too impatient to learn the techniques.

But I love to doodle freehand. Some days ago I came across the Inktober challenge but I was too late to join.  I thought I would do the challenge anyway just for myself and Zentangling seemed to be most appropriate. Each day I Zentangle and as I do it, I find it quite meditative.

So now I've discovered a new type of meditation. No wonder it's called Zen-tangling.

Here is one of my Zentangles. Not the best and I could've done a whole lot better. But it will do for now.



A child isn't thinking about whether their painting is good enough.
They're just enjoying painting.
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)


Have you tried your hand at Zentangling?


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bated Breath ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #FridayReflections

This week's prompt at  #WriteTribeProBlogger Challenge  &  #FridayReflections is bated breath.

Dictionary meaning:

To wait with bated breath, is to wait in an anxious or excited way to see what happens next.

So here are some bated breath moments in my life:

   * Scanning the school board for my ISC results

   * Scanning the newspaper for my BCom results

   * Flying through a typhoon from Hong Kong to Singapore

   * Descending into Wellington in a gale force Northerly

   * Awaiting the outcome of an interview

   * Awaiting that little cry that tells you all is well with your baby

   *  Awaiting exam results of the kids

   * Awaiting the outcome of university applications

   * Awaiting the outcome of  hospitalisations and illnesses of loved ones

Bated breath moments can be very stressful. But I have been blessed that most of my bated breath moments have turned out favourably.


We all signed up to do this dance before we were born
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)

Commit to the process, detach from the outcome.
~ Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita


Share some of your bated breath moments or write your own post.


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Monday, October 9, 2017

You are the Universe ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

Today's prompt for the #WriteTribeProBlogger challenge is Terminal. This word has many meanings but I'm going to use this in the context of boundaries.

Do you ever think of a different world? Sometimes I wonder if this world was meant to be the way it has turned out or something quite different.

So many rules and regulations to abide with. Everywhere we go there are restrictions and boundaries. And it starts way back in childhood in school. We all have to conform to an education system that caters for only one type of student - the academic.

And then there are restrictions and boundaries each country places. When will we become citizens of Earth? When will each individual be able to do the things that bring them joy, experiment with creative pursuits without fear of failure. When will there be a society where money is no longer a commodity that determines wealth but the ability to provide happiness to others does, where all work together for the betterment of humanity.

Will we ever see an Earth like this? Will we all someday truly have the ability to reach for the stars in the way we each individually want to.


You are the Universe but society teaches limitation
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)


What do you think? Are you okay with restrictions, boundaries and limitations or would you also like to see a different world?

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