Dharma Diary

A Fateful Encounter and an Unscheduled Pause…

It’s been quiet around here for the last couple of weeks and I’ve fallen behind in my writing schedule. But I have the perfect excuse: I’ve broken my left wrist and thrown everything out of whack. No more touch-typing for me – at least for a while – and pecking out words one letter at… Continue reading A Fateful Encounter and an Unscheduled Pause…

Mysticism

Julian of Norwich: the Motherhood of Christ

This extract from Revelations of Divine Love is from chapters 54 and 63 from the fourteenth revelation. Here Julian discusses the implications of the fact that there’s no real separation between us and God. She shows that it’s through Christ as our Mother that we are restored to our innate goodness through grace. From chapter… Continue reading Julian of Norwich: the Motherhood of Christ

Addled

Addled Chapter 9: A Grand Prix of Cogitation – part 1

Adam wasn’t there when I arrived at the concrete seats. I leaned over the fence and watched the river tumble by, my breath condensing in the frigid air. A polite cough sounded behind me and I turned. Adam was sitting on one of the seats dressed in his usual exquisite tailored suit, having made no… Continue reading Addled Chapter 9: A Grand Prix of Cogitation – part 1

Buddhism

Ox Herding Pictures: First Glimpse of the Ox

A nightingale warbles on a twig,  the sun shines on undulating willows. There stands the Ox, where could it hide? That splendid head, those stately horns,  what artist could portray them? This is where you get a glimpse of the truth you’re seeking. It isn’t full enlightenment because you only see the tail of the… Continue reading Ox Herding Pictures: First Glimpse of the Ox