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The pain of living

All the little things that don't seem fair  The thorns inside that cause despair 
The wishing and wanting for another way  The tears and fears as it all decays 
The desire for light and the search for meaning  The fear erupts and hits the ceiling 
So back down I go into my little box  Loneliness, sadness, a sense of loss 
Why must I live with so much shame?  Never ending demons yet to tame
Art by Christine Ogden



The Unbroken

The Unbroken

There is a brokenness
out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness
out of which blooms the unshatterable.

There is a sorrow
beyond all grief which leads to joy
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness
we are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open to the place inside
which is unbreakable and whole,
while learning to sing.

The meadow and the breeze


Imagination - Carl Sagan

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan


You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety. - Maslow

My offering

These are my inner most truths

How to live well

What I have learned about living a good life.

Let them learn

Let each person explore and unravel their own mystery.


Sometimes the fear of the thing is larger than the thing itself.


I find myself eating but I don't think I'm hungry.  Yet I still crave more.

Spirituality is not the same as Religion

There is a place for spirituality in one's life, if there wasn't why would humans have created gods in the first place?

A moment of faith

The best moments are the ones when you realise you had cause to have faith in yourself and your instincts all along.


Vulnerability is not weakness. It is emotional risk, exposure and uncertainty.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, innovation and change.

Brene Brown - On vulnerability
Brene Brown - Listening to shame

Brace Barker

Kyron was a strange planet and Brace knew he did not understand it. 

Small steps, big gains

It can be crippling to have a massive desire to do good in the world mixed with a deep feeling of global insignificance. How many of us let this fear shut us down? Casting aside the desire as an overwhelming and exhausting impulse? I wonder how much is caused by the prevalent belief that you must effect massive and magnificent change for it to matter?

The reality is that every day we have the power to affect a very small sphere of influence. Whether it is the way we respond to the feelings of a loved one or the way we approach our work, what we do counts and it is the only world changing possibility we get.

I don’t think that every single moment permanently defines you but I do feel that the direction to which you align yourself does. If you are clear about where you want to move your actions take on a coherent theme and over time momentum builds.

We live in a world surrounded by stories of people who do big and seemingly amazing things. Don’t be discouraged. Remember …


She looked out the window at the children playing below. Laughing, running, kicking balls. She turned and looked inside her room. Empty, cold and grey it felt clinical lacking any flourish or adornment. As she looked back out the window she wondered how she would ever play again. After all this how could she ever laugh freely with others? It seemed that she had been here so long, isolated, that other people and close friends were more of a dream than something she could touch.

She sat, lay and occasionally stood alone for countless days that turned into weeks and eventually months. Three daily meals and four hourly checks the only interruption to her isolation.
Sometimes a visitor would come and stand or sit near her with an uncomfortable sympathy in their eyes. The conversations were mostly cheerful but shallow, relying on weather and current external events.
The social pressure ever strong to answer “good” while smiling when asked how one feels despite the grey pall…


We were having a picnic in the park. Suddenly a brilliant light shone in sky, it was coming down towards us.  The ground shook as the first missile hit on the other side of the clearing.

One piece

There is so much in this world that we do not know, that we will never see and probably wouldn’t understand if we did. We all have our own piece of life. 

Lifeguard no more.


Parenting the parent

What hurts me most is how low you will go to justify your bad behavior. You are desperate and that makes you mean, cruel and cunning.


The top five reasons you never finished that assignment.


To life authentically is neither popular nor easy but after a while you realize it is the only way you can truly live and enjoy life.

Life is difficult


What will be left?

The Australian Labor government of 2012 was without doubt imploding from within, deeply vulnerable and sickly with political disease. With every new crack and nauseating display we were further disgusted.

The source of loneliness

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. - Carl Jung


Here we are 2014, another year begins. Like any other it will have its ups and downs.