The Sweetness of Doing Nothing or La Dolce Far Niente

The Italians have a phrase ‘La dolce far niente’ which translates as the sweetness of doing nothing.  Wiktionary describes it as ‘sheer indulgent relaxation and blissful laziness, being deliciously idle’. But the sweetness of doing nothing seems impossible when the mind is playing games and all sorts of wild scenes dance […] Read more »

Becoming real

Inside out living is about living from the heart.  Trusting your intuition and being real to yourself.  This passage from Margery Williams ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ is a good example of becoming real. “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When […] Read more »

Shine like the star that you are

One of my favourite songs is ‘Shine’ sung by Aswad particularly the chorus ‘Come on and shine, shine like a star, Shining so bright like the star that you are, Oh oh oh oh shine into the future, Spreading your light wherever you are.’ Without fail it lifts my spirits […] Read more »

Shining and awaking to life

Have you noticed that when you met someone who truly believes in themselves and what they are doing they shine.  You can’t put your finger on it but there is a radiance that lights them up. I’ve read most of Paulo Coelho’s books and as with all authors loved most […] Read more »