Life-Saving Tips

A Sweet Weekend Reminder!


“If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn’t be a human being.

You’d be a game-show host.”

– Winona Ryder in Heathers (1989)


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Journal

This Effortless Moment of Perfection

I found this typed on the Notepad app in my iPhone yesterday. I had written it a few months ago during a work trip. It seemed to capture a momentary epiphany well enough that reading it brought back that space. Hope it does the same for you…

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One is so involved in the pulling-pushing-fixing of this body-mind that one does not notice this effortless vastness that awaits. It’s like those moments when one is absorbed in solving a knotty puzzle and when one looks up, there is a beautiful sunset light flooding the room.

Who’s doing this? Who is illuminating this universe this second? And now? And now? It surely is not me.

And what is me – sensations, thoughts flowing in kaleidoscopic patterns? With nothing constant in them. Except for this space. This block in which ‘my life’ unfolds.

The mind has fallen silent now – this space does not need fixing. There is silence inside and there is silence outside. And what could be a more appropriate response to perfection?

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Poems

Emptiness is Listening

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Have you ever listened to music
where every note was gently
blossoming from within you…

Have you ever listened to music
where there was no listener —
just sounds in an empty room…

And music became the sound
of Life itself at play:
creating and recreating itself.

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