Month: March 2015

Befriending Your Mind | Awareness and Meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn


I love this quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn about meditation:

“Meditation is an act of love and an act of sanity … just to stop for a fraction of a second and drop into being…”


Top Twelve Posts from November, 2014 to February, 2015

“May all beings have happiness…” | Buddhist Quote
An Ounce of Home Mini Buddhist Altar Travel Kit
Dream of a Tsunami and a Tornado | Interpretation?
13 Self-Reflection Tasks for a Viktor Frankl and Logotherapy Workshop #Longreads
Sloughed Off | How I Grew a New Skin Such a Magical Thing
Happy New Year 2015 | Mindfulness Project Free Resources for You
“I Go to Seek a Great Perhaps” – Attributed to François Rabelais
The Normal | The Fallacy of Normalcy | No Wish to be Normal
Depression and Hope – The Danny Baker Story
Belongings in the Sand
The Unfurling of my Heart | A Young Woman’s Journey with Ayahuasca in Peru and the Amazon

Image taken by Carol Knox on #FishHoek Beach, in #CapeTown South Africa.


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This looks like an amazing space to perhaps offer Reiki training Arura Reiki Centre in the future or mindfulness meditation. I have inquired about rates. This is the Wellness4Living Venue, in Woodstock. Does anyone know of similar spots in the Cape South Peninsula?

Sea image taken by Carol Knox on Fish Hoek beach February 2015.

“A Rockpile Ceases to be a Rockpile the Moment a Single Man Contemplates It…” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“A rockpile ceases to be a rockpile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” ~~~~~~~~~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Awe | Cape Town Fires Devastate Large Areas


Early today the fire coming over the mountain into Fish Hoek 6am and now 9:30 am. This morning I awoke to the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town burning wildly, with yesterdays fires spreading and causing closure of main roads to and from the Peninsula. Feeling awe – being a feeling of amazement and fascination, invoked by something outside of our usual understanding. We most commonly experience this through spiritual experiences, nature and art. It is amazing how things can change so quickly. Thinking of all those battling the fires and all the living creatures affected by these terrible fires. Great work being done by all the Firefighters, volunteers and countless helpers. Staying away so as not to block access roads for emergency teams.

One realizes in these moments how quickly things can change. A sharp and stark reminder to cherish the moments in the now. Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ


Image from Wikipedia

Time lapse posted by Jason Kamera.

Image from Wikimedia Commons, not of the Cape Fires #MuizenbergFire but of Invergarry in April 2013.

EyeWitnessNews UPDATE: Fires rage in Cape Town’s deep south #MuizenbergFire