The Beauty of Darkness

“During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of…

Good Enough

Sky is such a happy place. The blues and the whites, the fluff and softness. You can look up and find the whole zoo, a protagonist of the book you are reading, your dreams and fears. On a sunny and beautiful Sunday morning I was looking up in search of rabbits and elephants, horses and…

Gratitude and Mindfulness Practice

I was very lucky to spend few weeks in an alternative education school in Thailand, where children were taught mindfulness. Their teacher was eager to encourage  5-12 year olds to focus on their bodies and thoughts, friends and family. Remember when you were at school and you had a group activity? Depending on how popular…

Sweetness of Doing Nothing

“La Dolce Far Niente” – pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness (Italian, literally, sweet doing nothing). Don’t you think that the art of doing nothing should be practised more often? There must be ways to incorporate la dolce far niente even if you are juggling a busy 9-5 job, very needy and loving spouse, gym sessions and…