Mindful Musings

My Fellow Survivors

There is a lot of hurting in the world. Sometimes it seems that the older I get, the more I hear about people’s suffering from when they were children. Maybe people from my generation, my friends, have more of a forum to talk about it now, in ways they couldn’t before. Maybe professional organisations are… Continue reading My Fellow Survivors

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Some People

Some people shout their politics from the rooftops, waving banners and flags in the face of humanity going about its daily business. I admire these people for standing up publicly, pinning their causes to their chests and making a public nuisance of themselves- that is, getting in other people’s way, forcing them to move out… Continue reading Some People

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Remembering-Remembrance

How to be remembered in three easy steps.  Step 1: Live. Step 2: Do something. It doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to be noteworthy. It doesn’t have to be famous. It simply has to be something. Step 3: Have someone notice you doing something. Again, that someone doesn’t have to be big,… Continue reading Remembering-Remembrance

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Organisation

I’ve decided I’m not disorganised, I’m differently organised. What does it matter that I’m showering after breakfast because I got too hungry after sleeping in because my night was filled with fitful sleep, tossing and turning? Followed by half an hour’s yoga-like yoga practice to try to ease my way into the day, an attempt to… Continue reading Organisation

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Where do all the letters go?

What happens to all the letters that get erased when writers realise they’ve made an error and go back to correct it? When they’re typing as they’re thinking, and change tack mid-thought? When they erase the bluntness of what they’re feeling in preference for kinder words which don’t attack the reader as much as their… Continue reading Where do all the letters go?

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Sometimes

Image source: https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2069385066708225&id=1654531454860257&set=a.1845342005779200#!/SchoolOfPhilosophyMelbourne/photos/a.1845342005779200/2069385066708225/?type=3&source=54&ref=page_internal   Sometimes my job asks me for energy I don’t have. Sometimes I am so spent from responding to students all day that I cannot hold a conversation with my family: I can do the listening bit but can’t manage the replying bit.   Sometimes I’m bereft of ideas when I need them. Sometimes… Continue reading Sometimes

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Labyrinths

AKA: LABYRINTHS I HAVE ENJOYED PERSONALLY I The first real-life labyrinth I encountered was during a visit to a bush property. The owner was a kinaesiologist, in tune with phenomena beyond the seeing eye. She had selected this property out of many she looked at, assessing the health of the earth energy levels on each.… Continue reading Labyrinths