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Peace

Emotions are the most unreliable of the human instinct - I find. They are fleeting; disappearing into the abyss just as quickly as they arrive. I constantly push them aside... just so I can see clearly. This write is more... Continue Reading →

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Thin Ice

There's something to be said for sustained hardship, persecution, maltreatment -call it what you will. It either makes you or breaks you. There doesn't appear to be a straight-forward formula between hardship and the human resolve. Some crack under pressure,... Continue Reading →

S’all Good!

When I looked at this picture I was fascinated by the gentleman's stoicism, despite being uncoupled from his body! Then it struck me...John the Baptist had this problem. He'd sent word out to his cousin (Jesus) to spring him from... Continue Reading →

Awake!

It's not where there's clarity of thought neither is it in those moments before sleep But it's in that space when I awaken -where time is suspended where my mind is flooded by 50 questions all at once who? where?... Continue Reading →

Veil of Faith

All that talk of 'becoming a diamond' whilst enduring the crush doesn’t feel so nice  when my bones crunch like crushed ice All those wise sayings of 'patience  being a virtue' and 'faith laced with hope' being the 'blah-blah' to... Continue Reading →

The Big Picture

Do you know how to enjoy iced tea thats cools you all the way down to your feet while flames lick at you constantly? It's by seeing the big picture -by focusing on yonder green pastures and celebrating victories before... Continue Reading →

I Dare You

When trapped within the barbed-wire fence of your thoughts  Do you search for hope through those perfect openings? Do you see the promised land beyond? If you just reach out with just a little faith and picture yourself soaring in... Continue Reading →

Take My Hand

There's nothing new under the sun. Human emotions are all the same. Joy, happiness, pain and sorrow -they are the same. There's a poem I wrote last year that went thus: " If I had a super power, I would... Continue Reading →

The Birth of Zen

with trade and barter faith travels along borders birthing Zen ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai # 1377-Buddhism finds its way along the Silk Road The transmission of Buddhism to China via the Silk Road began in the 1st century... Continue Reading →

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