Sunday, 14 June 2009


You should invest in your ability to articulate. It is a life-changing capacity, for you and others.

It is a way of life. Articulation is a journey of knowing yourself, bringing that to the world, and evolving in relationship.

If you can express yourself clearly, you are thinking clearly. In time, your mind gets to the point where you see and understand significantly better, simply as a function of being well versed in articulation. Your capacity to live properly and make a contribution is enormously enhanced.

If you can express yourself emotively, you are more in touch with your feelings. It reaches the stage where you are generally in tune and aware, able easily to put into words, music, drawing or action what is happening inside.

Articulation can take many forms and it does you good to explore these and develop those that work for you. Come into bloom.

If you can articulate your deepest being and let your soul sing through you relationship with the world, you will be fulfilled and fulfilling for the whole of creation.

Sometimes it may be in silence, that can be the pinnacle of articulation and communion. Sometimes it will take the many forms of your talents and crafted skills.

Access, experience, voice. Share, connect, teach.

It can take years and years for writing to ripen, so you must keep doing and enjoying it, and let it happen. It can take thousands of hours with a musical instrument to get good at it so you must pick it up and get playing.

It can take try after try to tighten your articulation but there is no other place than the here and now. Start, continue, be.

Live your life through articulation, there is no shortcut to self-actualisation.

Friday, 5 June 2009


There is strength in adversity. You don't develop substance from comfort, it results from inconvenience.

Fruit forms from surviving the elements. Flowers, the pinnacle of frailty and beauty, burst out of hard buds. The strength of softness stems from stalks and seeds.

There is strength in uncertainty. The less you insist, the more you mature. Not knowing is true knowing.

Total flexibility, suspension of the self, is somehow solid. Formlessness is somehow fortified. You do not achieve wisdom, it achieves itself as you subside into it. Strength surfaces as the self disappears.

There is strength in love. Love is all, softer than a scent, denser than diamonds. Love is writing this.

Love wakes you from a dream, draws then dries your tears, lies silently with you as you float in the gentle darkness. Love is your inner light. Love learns and strength is in learning.

There is strength in simplicity. It is the culmination of complexity. It doesn't speak, it silences. It doesn't do, it simply is. It accepts, it understands.

There is strength in beauty. Blend with beauty. Trust truth.

There is strength in exhausting weakness, in stripping away falsity, in exorcising arrogance.

Strength is soft, silent and simple.

Real strength is surrender.