…wild silence

33.The wild silence comes with the roaring noise of thought, with words that run and run and run and revel in their cycle, their impatience to go nowhere, their insistence to be heard. The wild silence is neither patient nor restless, loud or hushed, careless or yearning. She knows but will not speak, her emeraldContinue reading “…wild silence”

…sewing for self-isolation

11.You have been wearing the same clothes for most of your life, but now they lie torn and tattered across the floor, no longer recognisable as clothes at all. These were the clothes of a mother and a teacher, clothes to keep warm in a draughty cottage, clothes of a certain kind of friend, aContinue reading “…sewing for self-isolation”

…to be human

10.Anyone who is currently ill, afraid or anxious, whatever the reason, this is for youIf you’re experiencing loss, separation or loneliness, whatever the reason, this is for youAnyone who is angry, frustrated or bored, whatever the reason, this is for you Allow yourself to feel these things, allow yourself to be humanthen step away, observe,Continue reading “…to be human”

…insights on inner listening

9.‘The stress of attaching to the experiences of all our days since birth keeps the attention confused, entranced, bewildered.’ You read this in the small square book you brought home several weeks ago. The beauty and truth of this sentence prompts you to look up, to pause and sit for a while. You’ve always believedContinue reading “…insights on inner listening”