Cast Off

March 4, 2020 martin 0

At Once Together

January 18, 2020 martin 0

outside the window and at once together a hawk and a butterfly the hawk high with the wind the butterfly low to the flower to the dance a flutter and the grace of wing fields fell silent grasses dipped and a bottlebrush, it’s vermillion tipped […]

Ego Awareness – a contemplation

January 14, 2020 martin 0

How to know when our ego is serving or harming us? First PrincipleIt is serving us when we are serving ourselves and others through conscious and constructive thoughts, words and actions. Detached observation, acceptance, forgiveness, empathy, kindness, compassion, humility, candour, curiosity, accountability and ownership are […]

Simply With You

June 20, 2019 martin 0

  At the hospice It’s a chilly clear crisp blue-sky morning Through your rasping We wait, attentive to each simple wish We sit at the window, embracing each hour Simply with you Grateful For warmth and light from the wondrous sun         […]

What Search for Meaning

March 7, 2019 martin 0

What search for meaning reveals: The getting of meaning Is intrinsically linked to the act of giving meaningfully. Giving meaningfully entails the giving of one’s truth: with clear purpose, with whole heart, with whole mind, from and through the centre of one’s whole being, toward a […]

Sunday Prayer

February 10, 2019 martin 2

at sunrise, a delicate film of low mistfeathers the grass plainand camphor-laurel stand an  occasional treetopappears  as an islandamidst the gentle soft-air sea the purple pink tinge of heavenand deep-green night shadowas must, retreat to make way for this, a Sunday prayer onpeacefulness, and for […]

Fixed to the Mirror

September 11, 2018 martin 1

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” (Albert Einstein)    Fixed to the mirror I will not see the wave Nor the dance […]

Within What is Possible

September 8, 2018 martin 0

for GB & GB   Two powerful leadership questions to ask myself. Through my actions and leadership presence: What happens when I make it socially and relationally safe for others to speak their truth and be themselves? What happens when I encourage action beyond where […]

Pattern Recognition (a process poem)

July 4, 2018 martin 0

Look deeply In stillness At the patterns You follow Look for: Repetition Habitual rhythms Fixed beliefs Choose one You want to work with Measure its worth With one yardstick: The degree to which This pattern of thinking brings you Ease, expansion, benefit and flow. If you […]

Fire Place

July 1, 2018 martin 0

for Beau, Mark & Jan take embers place them in your memory and think of the times when you sat side by side in friendship, and with those kindred stared silently and simply into a campfire or fire-place while night’s fortress held you bound and […]

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