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The Absurdity of Self-Judgement

The Absurdity of Self-Judgement

The Absurdity of Self-Judgement Imagine gazing upon a large, leafy tree and speaking these words to it: “you are not enough.” Stand in front of a hunk of grey granite and say: “you are pathetic.” Find a butterfly and tell it: “all the other butterflies are better than you.” Open your eyes to the vast array of stars in the night sky. Tell them this: “you are never going to amount to anything.” Humans are no more separate from Nature than any tree, rock or butterfly. We are as much a part of the totality of the universe as the […]

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The Art of Goal Setting in a World of Impermanence

The Art of Goal Setting in a World of Impermanence

The Art of Goal Setting in a World of Impermanence “I have no news of my coming or passing away– the whole thing happened quicker than a breath; ask no questions of the moth.” ― فرید الدین عطار   What is a goal? A place to visit, an object to acquire, a project to begin or finish, a relationship to find or leave, a lifestyle to create or abandon – ours goals define who we are. You are being and becoming what you spend your time doing. With so many goals, the moment of attainment is transitory, the journey lengthy. Winning […]

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Darth Vader, Relationships & The Best Self

Darth Vader, Relationships & The Best Self

Darth Vader, Relationships & The Best Self If you haven’t seen the original Star Wars movies, written by George Lucas and made in the 70s and early 80s, this post will make no sense to you. Watch them, they are great films. What is great power? And how do you get it? There are people who make a big deal about The Force. I have heard more than one New Age lifestyle guru casually referring to the Jedi in a voice heavy with longing. The Jedi are, after all, elite warriors with absolute self-discipline, the ability to wield the life-force […]

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Where are we going? Heaven or Hell?

Jangled nerves: government moves to penalise those on low incomes who choose to abstain from vaccinating their children, government moves to remove indigenous people from lands they have inhabited for thousands of years, dolphins with ischemia (caused by radiation poisoning) wash up dead on Japan’s beaches, religious extremists kill hundreds, drought in California, extreme weather in Sydney, volcanic eruptions in Peru, Inuits say the sky has moved – the Earth has tilted on it’s axis. Global warming threatens the future of our planet. Global warming doesn’t exist. Because scientists say so. If you don’t believe us, you are bad and wrong and […]

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On Loss & Change – For Jayne

On Loss & Change For Jayne – a remarkable, courageous, strong-loving woman Leaning into the sorrow of Loss Grieving not always with Grace Feeling blindly for the edges of new Reality Yearning for safer days held in Memory Knowing there is nothing save this Moment and this a breath and this Tumbling on cresting emotions to Stillness Finding promise of renewal in a shaft of Sunlight Living without knowing the path Forward Releasing Becoming Breathing slow and deep the Mystery That is never quite within reach. © Pollyanna Darling 2015 Please share if these words resonate – thank you

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