Tag Archives: poem

On purpose (again)

Changes are afoot. I discovered that all my goals were an illusion. They self destructed as soon as I “reached” them (As much as one can reach a mirage in the middle of nothingness). Career success, being a good girl, … Continue reading

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Writing for Our Lives is out in Waterstones now #mentalhealth

My former employer, a large charity supporting those struggling with addiction, mental health issues et al, released a book of poetry written by their service users and staff. Some poems did not make a cut and they needed more, I … Continue reading

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Redefining happiness

Happiness is not something to aspire for.  Or rather, you will aspire for it but discover it’s something else altogether. Happiness is painfully shedding everything that does not let you see  That you are already happy. That you don’t need … Continue reading

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Nomad of the Universe

I don’t know what it means That I, it exists before the thought, Before the breath, 3D spliced between zeptoseconds, Between pulsating fractal heartbeats. As someone who has felt spacetime(has been spacetime?),Time does not exist. Mushroom tears. Somehow I remember … Continue reading

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Joy and sorrow by Khalil Gibran

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“You were made for the wild…”

My wonderful marketing colleague Tene is also a talented poet. Some of her poems made it onto cards. The one above struck a chord. I’ve been recently working on “rewilding” myself, returning to some of my roots… You can see … Continue reading

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Remain still and listen.  Things and people come. I listen. I do what needs to be done.  The dramas and the traumas come. I listen. I bring myself back to breath.  Love your breath, says Ram Dass.  I listen some … Continue reading

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Surviving the pandemic – TikTok videos that soothe, inspire and uplift #happiness #anxiety

#3 This is exactly how I felt most of 2020 – do you relate? (source)

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“Lean into loneliness like it is holding you” #mentalhealth

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Be serene in the oneness of things

I heard many times about the Third Chinese Patriarch and his (although it is being debated whether he is the author) poem that sums up the teachings of Buddhism. I finally decided to investigate who he was and what this … Continue reading

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A galaxy of smiling hippos dances around me :) Sacred poetry workshop with Highest Good Wellbeing

This week I have been to a sacred poetry workshop by Sarit Gafan of @highestgoodwellbeing. Sarit is an intuitive well-being practitioner and a beautiful soul. She took us on a journey inside ourselves. We did some soul-digging to uncover our … Continue reading

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When you find a star with a smiley face on a tomato…

The freer I get, the higher I go. The higher I go, the more I see. The more I see, the less I know. The less I know, the more I am free. Ram Dass

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“When you arrive at non-action, nothing will be left undone. Mastery of the world is achieved by letting things take their natural course.”

It is the poem month here on Nomad of the Universe 😂  I have recently found this verse from Tao Te Ching and I froze. It is describing precisely where I am in my life now. “When you arrive at … Continue reading

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“Who is spared in the end from leaving?” — Songs by Cacamatzin

I’ve been looking for this poem for years! I first saw it at The British Museum’s Aztec exhibition ages ago and found it recently in the old photos. The poem is by Cacamatzin, the Aztec ruler of Texcoco (source here). … Continue reading

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Chicken Ryaba, buddhism and emptiness – an interpretation on an old Russian folk tale

As one of their first fairy tales, children in the Russian speaking countries used to get told an old Russian folk tale about Kurochka (Chicken) Ryaba. It is a very simple story (see below*) that is not so simple once … Continue reading

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