On this 10th anniversary of the 2002 Bail Bombing (12 October) we remember the victims and their families and hope for a more peaceful world. Last week (2 October) was Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, celebrated as a national holiday in India and as International Non-Violence Day around the world. Perhaps its a good time to reflect on how we can play our part (however small) in … Read More
A simple post today. I like to play with words (you may have guessed). I reckon that when we make forgiveness our starting point we can find love, hope, peace, yinyangbalance and grace. What would be your scrabble word selection? Harmony, Happiness, Gratitude? Why not share the words you’d like to add in the comments below. Happy scrabbling:)
Happy Moon Festival! (and Grandfinal Weekend in Aus!) Tomorrow is celebrated as the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival in China and Vietnam, which falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest for the year. It’s traditionally a major occasion on the calendar, with thanks given for the … Read More
I have three ‘Laughing Buddhas’ who occasionally go on adventures! The ‘laughing Buddha’ is a nickname for a popular Chinese folklore deity Budai. Budai is usually depicted as a fat, bald man who is almost always smiling and laughing. He is widely recognised in Chinese culture as a symbol of contentment. Budai is believed to have been a Chinese Buddhist monk … Read More
We got up for the sunrise to mark the Spring Equinox down-under. Sunrises are always worth getting up for. And its a great day to celebrate balance – the sun shines directly over the equator and the night and day are almost equal! Of course that will change tomorrow.
Could there be such a thing? Too much peace! According to Miss Yin, 9, I’m a hog for serenity, a glutton for calm, even if the peace I crave is not exactly the noble end-to-all-wars variety. (of course I do wish for that, but my immediate needs are much closer to home). I’d sell my soul (and throw in the kids) … Read More
Celebrity and reality cooking shows are ‘an absolute phenomena’ in Australia (that’s if you ask the commercial television networks) – not so sure about elsewhere. The country where cuisine once comprised a meat pie washed down with a cold beer has gone all culinary, cordon bleu, a la carte, epicurean, gourmet, gastronomic and glutinous (no actually that last adjective just … Read More
Thanks for connecting… So we’re all connected – you found this blog because we’re all connected in the universal flow of life – because you’re a Facebook friend or a friend of a friend, or a friend of a friend (you get my drift). Maybe you just happened upon this blog in the universe of cyberspace – what’s the chance … Read More