“Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.” ― Doe Zantamata Small changes, large changes in our life…quiet time spent in contemplation and relaxation before we make those decisions can help us find our centre, and allows us time to listen to our heart. But it’s important to realize that there are many […]
Meditative Reflections and Photos
Walking on the earth
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the […]
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer In 2018 may we all be the spark that lights the flame of goodness and hope, love and […]
Rest over the holidays!
“The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don’t know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left.” Thích Nhất Hạnh Instead of trying to figure out how much we can fit in on a […]
Bunkering in for fall
Bunkering in for fall Digging out a warm jacket cozy socks, hats and scarves admiring the glorious fall colours, deep blue sky and drifting leaves Coming inside to sit by the fire enjoying homemade soup and a special book. Photo © Janice Henshaw 2017
To See All That Is Beautiful
Depending on our nature, it may come easily to see and talk about all that is negative in our world. The trick is to put effort into seeing the good – in people, and in everyday moments. To see and remember, and cherish, All that is beautiful. ~Janice Henshaw Photo © Janice Henshaw 2017
Stop ruining love by wanting what no longer exists
“Love is a lost gift. Why wish for its return. Why beg for its flame when you’ve already been burned? Is it not enough to live from day to day remembering its tune like a beautiful melody you heard years ago- is it not enough to see a bruise and remember how it blossomed? Love […]
Imagine a future full of light
Seneca “What I advise you to do is, not to be unhappy before the crisis comes; since it may be that the dangers before which you paled as if they were threatening you, will never come upon you; they certainly have not yet come.” Becoming unhappy about what may happen in the future weighs down […]
Beauty requires strangeness?
“There is no beauty without some strangeness.” — Edgar Allan Poe How I love that quote! In people, nature, art… it’s what gives us our uniqueness our quirky personalities and if we are generous enhances our love for others and ourselves. Janice Henshaw Photo © 2017
What can you do when there’s nothing you can do?
“It’s all love. It’s been very important to me personally to claim an inner freedom to love. I’ve had frustrating struggles trying to get others to love me or to receive my love. But no one can stop us from finding and feeling love inside ourselves. Love feeds us as it flows out of us. […]