Monday, October 23, 2017

Monsters in my Mind ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

Monsters in my mind 
The ones that slow me down
The ones I cannot find
But always make me frown

Each time I say I can do this
They undoubtedly say I can't
Opportunities they block so I miss
And negative thoughts they plant

I need so much to vanquish this pest
The monster needs to go
It laughs and makes my life a jest
My thoughts move to and fro

I know that when the monster sleeps
My mind is clear and free
It's okay if it occasionally peeps
But only once in a thousand ninety three 

The mind is our greatest enemy, the monster that needs to be tamed. It is our biggest saboteour. It has this mean habit of throwing fears and doubts our way. It's a hard one to tame completely but when we have those interludes of freedom from the monster, life seems to feel and look better.


A shift in perspective makes the particles in your Universe dance to new possibilities.
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)


Have you tamed the monster in your mind?


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Birthday Cards ... #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #FridayReflections

It was only a few years ago that I would receive so many cards on my birthday from family and friends around the world.

Now I get txt messages, whatsapp messages, facebook messges. I am grateful that I receive so many wishes, blessings, and greetings on my birthday. But I miss the cards. There is something about holding a card from someone who took the time and effort and sent or gave it with love.

So since last year I have started making birthday cards for family and friends. I get a lot of pleasure out of it and it keeps my creative juices flowing.

Here are cards I received this year on my birthday from my dearest loved ones. These are so special for me.




And here's a card I made for my daughter for hers. Still haven't completed one for my mother (tomorrow's task) and then I'll start on all the November birthdays. I love making cards. Even when I was little I was always making things - cards, little notebooks, art work.



To cultivate joy, pay attention to what you like
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)


What do you think? Has social media taken away that personal touch ? Share your thoughts.



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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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Friday, October 6, 2017

Nostalgic #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #FridayReflections

Where did those happy childhood days go?

Life was simple then and uncomplicated

There was a skip in my step and a song in my heart

With a teddy bear or a doll tucked under my arm

A cute little puppy as a companion

I was a happy child, a smile on my face all day

I loved making little books and dolls clothes

I could go to the shops in my pyjamas and people found that cute

I could sing badly at the top of my voice and be applauded

I felt safe and loved

And life was good

So where did those happy childhood days go?

Those nostalgic moments ... gone but not forgotten


Let the moments fill you - the ones you judge to be good as well as bad
~ Billy Fingers (from the book The Aferlife of Billy Fingers)


Share a memory of a moment that fills you.


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Monday, October 2, 2017

I Missed Blogging #writebravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

After the A to Z Challenge way back in April, I somehow lost my writing muse. I couldn't get myself to pen anything down.

Sometimes life throws us a few curved balls that need to be attended to and that means some things have to take a back seat. Unfortunately for me that was blogging.

But I missed it and the interactions with my fellow bloggers. So a challenge is a great way to re-start my blogging and re-connect with blogger friends. 

I have no theme for this challenge, but one never knows, a theme may suddenly emerge.

And when you are lost for words, find a quote and share it. So in keeping with the last few months when life decided to get just a wee bit difficult, here's a quote from the book The Afterlife of Billy Fingers by Annie Kagan.

Turn to nature to pardon some of the difficulty you have to bear.
Nature has more light than anything else on your planet.
~ Billy Fingers

If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. You can enjoy it as a story or look deeper into its meaning.

Inspirational and motivational quotes is what has kept me going and helped me cope with the tough times.

So how do you cope when life throws you a curved ball?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Zeal ... #atozchallenge letter Z @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

Usually I write about one thought, today I'll add a few and let you ponder over them.

So here is my thought for the letter Z


farmers market Lower Hutt NZ

Zeal in everything


The last letter for the AtoZ and I made it. For a while I thought I would have to give up as I was falling behind, but I got there.

My late father was one who epitomised zeal in everything. Whatever he did, big or small, he did it with great enthusiasm and love. He was not a rich man but he did all things with a smile and for the betterment of others.

Zeal in everything is one of the great lessons he taught me.


Do you do all things with zeal? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

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Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not     
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently
Success is defined
The Day Came When
Umbrellas
Variety of thoughts
When will we learn
Xtraordinary moments
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You are ... #atozchallenge letter Y @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

Usually I write about one thought, today I'll add a few and let you ponder over them.

So here is my thought for the letter Y


in my garden

You are exactly where you are meant to be


These are words someone said to me a long time ago. Ever since then I have pondered on these and tried to make some sense of it. After all if you are at a point in time where life is humming these words are joyful, if however you are at a point in time when life isn't that great, then what? Life is meant to be down in the dumps?

I can tell you now that at that point in time when those words were said to me, my life was down in the dumps so it certainly didn't make me feel good. But it was a catalyst to make a change in my life.

So perhaps those not so good moments are meant to be so that we can change direction and take life on to a point where it is in tune with the Universal flow, where life hums, where life is joy.

And if life didn't have the downs, how would we enjoy the highs? How would we learn to face challenges and grow?

So I conclude that the downs are required in life and that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

Here's a poem I wrote sometime ago called Lost and Found. This was written at the point where I decided that the downs in my life were moments of great change and the start of the joy and peace in my life.

Life you threw me all askew
In despair I travelled trudging on
Ignorant of  jewels yet to be born
Of experiences wonderful and new

I lost it all, those material things
I thought that I had lost my soul
Then Lord you held me, made me whole
And Your flute, it brought me joy and wings

~x~


This thought is not an easy one to accept. What do you think? Share in the comments below.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not      
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently
Success is defined
The Day Came When
Umbrellas
Variety of thoughts
When will we learn
Xtraordinary moments



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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Xtraordinary Moments ... #atozchallenge letter X @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

Usually I write about one thought, today I'll add a few and let you ponder over them.

So here is my thought for the letter X




eXtraordinary moments are not born out of keeping with the norm


The great inventions of our time did not come about in walking the straight and narrow. They came about because some had the courage to try something new. Unafraid of failure, they dared to step out and make their dreams come true.


I love this song - This is the moment from Jekyll and Hyde that depicts that moment when life changes and the courage to take that step comes that leads to an extraordinary momentous moment.




This is the moment,
This is the time,
When the momentum and the moment
Are in rhyme!
~ Jeckyll and Hyde



Share a moment when you dared to do something different that became momentous? Share in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

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My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not       
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently
Success is defined
The Day Came When
Umbrellas
Variety of thoughts
When will we learn


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Friday, April 28, 2017

When will we learn ... #atozchallenge letter W @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

Usually I write about one thought, today I'll add a few and let you ponder over them.

So here are my thoughts for the letter W


Wellington New Zealand



When will we learn that war is not the way to peace.
Only peace is the way to peace.

When will we learn that we are one race, the human race.

When will we learn to take all actions with love and compassion
that benefit the many

When will we learn that all beings carry the spark of Divinity,
that we all come from the same source.

When will we learn that eventually when we return to our maker,
all we take with us is the spiritual knowledge that we gained
and the love we shared.


Which of these thoughts resonates with you? Share in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not       
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently
Success is defined
The Day Came When
Umbrellas
Variety of thoughts



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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Variety of thoughts ... #atozchallenge letter V @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

Usually I write about one thought, today I'll add a few and let you ponder over them.

So here are a variety of thoughts for the letter V


Visions that are planted in your mind are like seeds
that need watering and care before they grow


Victory over self before victory over others


Voyage of life is filled with ups and downs
Without the downs the ups would have no meaning
Without the ups life would be too hard to bear
All things in life are balanced as is the cosmos


Vanquish with love, the demons that imprison your mind
Here's a poem I wrote sometime ago that depicts my thoughts on this

Let the demon of doubt vanish from my mind
Let him not start a feud with my heart
Let him no place in my existence find
Let him not tear my soul apart

For love is the key to conquer all
With faith in my heart I free my mind
The demon of doubt then begins to fall
And unlocked are the fearful chains that bind


Which of these thoughts resonates with you? Share in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not           
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently
Success is defined
The Day Came When
Umbrellas


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Umbrellas can ... #atozchallenge letter U @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter U

picture taken inside an Indian restaurant in Wellington
and then turned upside down.


Umbrellas can provide shelter from the rain, shade from the sun,
be a wind breaker, a fashion statement and also a decoration piece.


You might be wondering where this thought of mine is leading to.  Umbrellas? Where did that come from? Last night I couldn't get umbrellas out of my head and these words went around in my head as well.

I spent some time thinking about this and came up with this explanation. Often we look at things from just one perspective or in the way we are expected to. But sometimes there are many other ways of looking at things and if we explore those we may come up with an answer we did not expect and which creates something new for us. Challenge your mind to think outside the square.


Is thinking outside the square easy or hard for you? Share one of your think outside the square stories.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not            
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently
Success is defined
The Day Came When


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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Day Came When ... #atozchallenge letter T @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter T





The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anain Nin


Cat Graham who blogs at Cattitude and Gratitude posted the above quote in one of our blogging groups on facebook and I thought it was perfect for the letter T.

Even though we may be frustrated or hate the current situation we are in, taking the first step to make a change is always a hard thing to do. We have an inherent fear of the unknown and prefer the comfort zone even though it may be a living hell.

But at some point we may be compelled to take that first step, to break free from that which no longer serves us well. Either we are forced to do it because of circumstances or we just decide enough is enough or a new opportunity arises that looks like it is just too good not to miss.

Sometimes the risk pays off and sometimes it doesn't. However unless the risk is taken, we will never know. Sometimes we have to stop analysing and weighing up as the mind can be a powerful influencer and flash the fear alarms.

From experience, the risks I have taken have always been worth it. I also believe that when the time is right, an invisible hand pushes us across the line.


What are your thoughts? Have you ever been compelled to take that first step out of a bad situation? Did the risk pay off? Share in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

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All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not              
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently
Success is defined


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Success is Defined ... #atozchallenge letter S @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter S


Azaleas from my garden


Success is defined uniquely by each person
Strive to attain yours not someone else's


Each of us defines success in different ways.  This hit home even more when I was discussing futures with a loved one over the weekend.

I've often thought of what success for me means. And eventually after going through all the usual career, love, finance, fame and fortune etc I ended up with just one thought that really encompassed all of these - to be at peace with my life.


What's your definition of success?  Share in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

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My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not               
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind
Respond Intelligently



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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Respond Intelligently ... #atozchallenge letter R @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter R



Respond intelligently to unintelligent treatment
~ Lao Tzu


This is one of my favourite quotes. I don't always succeed but I do try to remember to respond intelligently when I am at the receiving end of unintelligent treatment.

Sometimes the most intelligent response is not to respond at all and let the person vent.


Have you been in situations where you've had to respond intelligently?  Share your experiences in the comments so we can all learn.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

Written for the #atozchallenge drop by and check out some awesome posts.

My posts so far
All roads lead to your destiny               
Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience
Quieting the mind


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Quieting the Mind ... #atozchallenge letter Q @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter Q



Quieting the mind is not an easy thing to do


Have you ever tried to meditate, clearing and quieting the mind?  I marvel at people who can meditate like that because it is such a difficult thing to do for me.

But some years ago someone said to me that meditation and quieting the mind is a very personal thing. That is what works for one not necessarily works for another. We need to find our own way of meditating. And when we find our way and connect with Spirit, then we have automatically quietened the mind.

I am very late with my post so will not ramble further.

Share your quieting the mind experiences in the comments below.

If you do leave a comment, please make it easy for me and add a link to your blog / post. Thanks.

Teaser for the letter R: Respond Intelligently ...

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Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
Do or do not                  
Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
Music
Now and then
Open Doors
Patience



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Patience is ... #atozchallenge letter P @AprilA2Z

My theme for the 2017 AtoZ Challenge is "Daily Thoughts".

Each day I will post a thought that comes to mind. The first word of the thought will correspond with the letter of the day.

So here is my thought for the letter P


Pohutakawa flowers

Patience is a necessity
Life needs to unfold slowly


Each morning when I get off the bus, I watch the crowd surge forward towards my work building. There are those that walk briskly, there are those that are deep in conversation on their cellphones or chatting with a friend. And then there are those who walk slowly and look around.

Eventually we all meet up at the pedestrian crossing and have to wait for the lights to turn green. And then there are those that live on the edge and cross in between buses whizzing by. Eventually we all meet up at the lifts of my building. Really no need to hurry - we all meet up at the same place just a few minutes apart.  

Some days ago I decided to be more mindful of that short walk. I discovered so many things enroute - trees with hanging roots that I've passed by for the last 4 years and never noticed. Other plants along the way, and a little bench to rest on. One of these days I'll even stop and take a few pictures.

I think this quote sums up my thoughts well ...

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
~Arnold H Glasow~


Have you ever walked the same route many times and suddenly noticed something? Share in the comments below

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Be like the river       
Change occurs at every moment
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Expectation              
Find the Fun
Great Minds Think Alike
Help Comes
Inaction can
Journeys
Kite Flying
Live as if
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Now and then
Open Doors



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