They say we shouldn’t wait eternally for the circumstances to be perfect before we find contentment. We should be content in the moment where ever that may be. While this is true if we wish to avoid suffering (suffering is caused by wishing that the moment was different than it is) it does not mean … More The Power of the Places that Surround Us
Gently sliding my trolly out from the stack and rolling it fluidly on the smooth floor into the supermarket. Wandering in to the shopping area I’m greeted by a sense of calm. Colourful fruits and vegetables are stacked artistically and in such a way that I can see an overview of the entire fruit and … More Mindful Supermarket – This is also India!
Looking out into the Indian traffic the mind boggles. Vehicles moving this way and that, crossing randomly over what I might imagine to be lanes in the road. Horns honking in short bursts and long wails; the huge lorries honk with short melodies and the chundering busses with a deep throated rumbling ‘hoooooonk-aly-hooooooooook’. On the … More Motor mayhem or mastery?
She rolls in over the clear night sky, clouds gathering silently overhead. The darkness of the night camouflage for her thick dark blanket now covering the mountain top. Unnoticed she has crept up and now has us completely shrouded in her cloak. She begins by humming gently, sweeping in circles around the peak. In ever … More The Wrath of the Iron Goddess
Seeing mountains from the plains down below they rise up in their vastness, tall and majestic but seemingly out of reach; it feels like they are aloof, the arrogant good looker saying ‘yes, you can look but you can’t touch’. Once engulfed in the Himalayan range the mountains feel welcoming; no longer am I merely … More The Great Himalayan Smile
The giants of the wild, great beasts with the power to crush and the speed to outrun you. Without disturbance three females calmly search the branches, winding their trunk around the tastiest leaves. The tree snapping back as the foliage is ripped away. Deftly she twirls the leaves with her trunk, just like we might … More The giants of the Wild
The early morning light paints the hills ahead in nuances of blue and greys; dreamlike they calm the eye and soften the soul. The air fresh and vibrant, the scent of the day dawning is gently folding itself around me like a blanket in the breeze. Winding through the narrow tracks between tea bushes the … More The Day Dawns in the Indian Mountains
I remember as a child a dream of disappearing into a jungle. My innocent young self reasoning that eventually I would come out again, sooner or later. The laws of probability doing quite well in my young brain however not fully matured; the idea of walking in circles or getting eaten by animals or poisoned … More I’ll travel my way