These splendid flowers grow wild on the side of the road here in the Belgian countryside where I live. I took the picture last year, on a road in the back of our house. The poppies are back nowadays, as majestic as before. Constant, stable, majestic beauty. They start sprouting somewhere in May, when the … More Do you have eyes for the beauty right in front of you?
We usually think of “routine” as a bad thing. It’s the “soul-killing grind”, the mind-numbing dream thief that brings boredom, dread and various levels of depression.. It takes wisdom to see that there is a powerful nurturing force in routine. You will see it if you call it “consistency”, or “constancy”, or “steadiness”, or “stability”. … More The DGF: Routine vs. Stability vs. Consistency
For most of my adult life I’ve had the impression that my inner life was a yo-yo. It started at some point around puberty. But it lasted a while… I also had the impression that the wild mood swings I suffered came and went like the weather – on a whim of their own, upon … More Remarkable, wonderful STABILITY and its guaranteed path to happiness
They say that Buddha sat for a long time under the Bodhi tree before he attained enlightenment. While he was there, he was attacked by an army of demons. But he wasn’t impressed so their arrows turned to flowers. I wished that had been true about my doubts, insecurities and fears… I’d been feeling haunted … More From “haunted” to “enlightened”