Great Get Together Goes Global #MoreInCommon

Guest and Reblogs!

Just popping in to share this post, as it follows so nicely from ‘The Forgiving Woman’. This is a very thoughtful way of bringing the blogging community together, and it’s such a beautiful piece of writing – how could I resist? I’m sure Rowena would appreciate you leaving your comments on her blog and sharing this with your own communities too. Enjoy everyone ❤

PS. I left my answers in the comments on Rowena’s blog if you’d like to see mine!

beyondtheflow

Lately, I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed by the latest terror attacks in the UK, which as we all know too well, are simply the latest chapters in a much longer story. Despite believing in the power of the pen to overcome the sword and in the power of the individual to change the world, or at least influence the world around them, I am starting to doubt. These attacks are so random and unpredictable and the victims ordinary people…it’s all becoming quite impossible to fathom.

Coffee french

For those of you who have been following my blog for some time, you’ll know that I’ve been part of a global blogging group 1000 Voices for Compassion, which started up after the attacks on Paris. However, I’d already been speaking out against terrorism  following the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in the Ukraine and the Lindt Cafe Siege in Sydney. Journalists covering…

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Peace

Philosophy

Hello everybody,

How are we all? Enjoying the sun? 

Sorry for no written post last night. Sometimes Wednesday is my only opportunity to create as far as evenings go and I was really in the mood to film. Having the confidence to sit and talk to a camera comes a lot rarer to me than filming my blogs or fictions so I hope you understand. Jumping on the opportunity was a must! To make up for it, here is that video for your Thursday entertainment:

 

I will post again as usual on Saturday evening. 

It’s gonna be a revieeeew.

 

Take care of yourselves everyone,

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Ps. If you are viewing my blog and wondering what the f*ck happened to the design… I am experimenting and hope to have a completely redesigned blog by the end of July. Just bare with me – it’s gonna be so worth it!

Mental Health Awareness

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Philosophy

As you will probably know by now, this week was mental health awareness week. I’m sure there has been many posts uploaded on this topic this week, let alone by all the people campaigning all year for better mental health. Light Writes began as a way for me to share my fictional writing with you all. I’m not too sure if anyone will have noticed the theme of mental health that runs through these pieces, as well as my consistency to have some sort of philosophical meaning to each post I create. (But if they have helped you in any way, I’m glad!)

Life is like a cup of coffee

Blogging/Writing Tips, Diary, Inspiration, Philosophy

For the first time in a while I have sat at my blog just to write about something I love. No planning necessary and no pressure to be witty or wise. If you consider me either of these things anyway! Tonight all I wanted was a coffee. It’s not been a bad day or anything like that – I just wanted it real bad.

My Friend Karma

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Philosophy

My “battle” with philosophy and trying to be a better person often led me to having a misconception, I think many people will also share.

Karma. Ask anyone what this means and they will say something along the following:

Do good and good things will happen. Do bad and bad things will happen.

Or, to summarise with a more westernised saying, You get what you give.

But it’s not that simple. Karma is not a trophy, a prize or a shortcut to enlightenment. Karma, is merely a friendly reminder – a force to work in harmony with. Because the mistake, I believe most people make, is treating karma as a target to be achieved. Naturally the frustration of tight control over our actions leads us to think we are doing well, yet we see no result. We are left wondering, if I am trying so hard, where is the result I am pursuing? What more could I do?

In the nurturing of certain characteristics that are synonymous with positivity, we miss the corresponding growing characteristics of negativity. These are the greed and selfishness of chasing karma, and she does not take kindly to it. That is why you see no good come from your actions.

While writing I have been reminded of another saying I am quite fond of:

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Perhaps this perfectly sums why many people don’t receive the karma they expect. What I have learned is karma does not want to be hunted. She wants to be used. She is a friend to harmonise with. Think of your friends. True friends have nothing to gain from your relationship. You don’t pick them for money, or religion, or power. Both people work together to bring more love to the world.

Therefore my advice to those, who don’t feel karma trying to befriend them: Walk forth with good karma in your heart and she will be there. Remember, all the world is balanced. Good, as much as bad, resides naturally within you. Have faith that you understand it.