Posts By: theFerkel

A little while, a little while

A little while, a little while, The weary task is put away, And I can sing and I can smile, Alike, while I have holiday. Why wilt thou go, my harassed heart, What thought, what scene invites thee now? What spot, or near or far, Has rest for thee, my weary brow?

What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Let sleeping dogs lie’?

Today we busy ourselves with cute sleeping doggies (and one kitten) and the origin or a well known expression. ‘Let sleeping dogs lie’ derives from the long-standing observation that dogs are often unpredictable when they are suddenly disturbed. Geoffrey Chaucer was one of the first to put this notion into print, in Troilus and Criseyde,… Read more »

Life regrets of 100+ year olds.

I watched this really nice documentary and I was surprised how clear-minded these elderly people are. A bit frail, their skin looking like parchment paper, their eyes sometimes clouded but their voice is strong. I think the secret of a long-lived life is being surrounded by people, socialising, shopping, following your desires. “I have beautiful… Read more »

Opening the door to the universe

If you start thinking, “What happens when awareness witnesses the wholeness of existence?” – if you start thinking, you are moving inside the mind in a circle, in a vicious circle, you may find some answer, but that answer is not the truth. Osho I’ve done something this week I’ve always wanted to do but… Read more »

The Reckoning by Theodore Roethke

All profits disappear: the gain Of ease, the hoarded, secret sum; And now grim digits of old pain Return to litter up our home. We hunt the cause of ruin, add, Subtract, and put ourselves in pawn; For all our scratching on the pad, We cannot trace the error down. What we are seeking is… Read more »

To Be In Love by Gwendolyn Brooks

To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well. You look at things Through his eyes. A cardinal is red. A sky is blue. Suddenly you know he knows too. He is not there but You know you are tasting together The winter, or a light… Read more »