Dear Pogue, I wrote to you in the week about the creative process and suggested that inspiration came from outside rather than within. I questioned whether we had lost our way and turned to our own very limited ability to find creative impulse. So thinking about this and practicing the thought to test its veracity … Continue reading Monday Musing
Pogue, The creative process can be a tortured thing at times. One day, there you are just breezing along, everything is flowing, all cylinders seem to be firing, inspiration is a warm breeze blowing from the south and all is well with the world. You just create because you can do nothing else. Then something … Continue reading Creative Inspiration
Flickering flamePulsing,Sputtering lifeAnd dancingAlways dancing,Bent by breeze,Reaching upTo cast shadowsOversizedThere and goneAnd back,As flame flaresSpits from waxReceding Shadows fallDwindle,As dance declinesLight retreatsBreath is heldThen releasedWith luminosity renewedSo fragileSo persistentSo,Mesmerising? Will the flameOutlive the candle?
Well Pogue, Have you got your head around the whole eternity mindset? Better still, have you been mindful to work on your relationship with the eternal, to cosy up with God, or Source (if you’re having an unbelieving day🤔) and build or strengthen things between you? We commenced last weeks letters by considering whether God … Continue reading It’s A Tuning Fork Thing…
Dear Pogue, Do you think God is really bothered? A strange, and maybe troubling question for a Monday morning you’re thinking. Go on. Push back with “Of course God’s bothered. God is Love and love is always bothered. It wants the best”. Nice reply, but let me add some illumination to my question. Every so … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, Do you ever know a time when you need to go to a place that’s safe? Not so much a place that’s physically safe but rather a place that’s emotionally safe where no one is going to ask anything of you or put anything on you. In fairness, its usually a place of … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, Good Morning. I think we both would agree that the world is changing and doing so at a pace. Most change is part of an evolution, all be it ever quickening, but occasionally we get side swiped as with the pandemic. There are things that we just don’t see coming. But which ever way … Continue reading Monday Musing
Morning Pogue, Tell me, was it Thoreau who wrote: I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front the essential facts of life”? I think it was, and today I went to the woods to immerse myself in nature, to wander without destination through the trees and to receive counsel from … Continue reading Monday Musings
Hey Pogue, Well my letters to you keep getting out and, BOOM, out of the ether came an email from a stranger who had some interesting observations, asked some probing questions which opened the doors to musing and contemplation but, most importantly, is a restless soul who, like me, has still not found what they’re … Continue reading Begin and Continue
Dear Pogue, There's a verse in your Bible that has Jesus telling his followers, about prayer, "Whatever you ask in my name, believing, will be fulfilled". That's the Wic paraphrase version in case you are wondering but it gives the gist. You've read it? Thoughts? So, is this some sort of magic solution to all … Continue reading There’s a line that says…
Well Pogue, The first song of a New Year, a new play list and I’m going to bring you an artist I’m sure you won’t know. A song with some Indian influences because, well we are a blog without borders😎🎷🎼🎵 We will spend the year exploring different music and smiling. So here to start you … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Dear Pogue, I was thinking how much I had just enjoyed riding my motorbike in the sunshine. I rode through miles of countryside and even saw a kite hovering above the road. As I reflected I said to myself: “This is Soul Food”, which may have been an expression that I had just invented, but … Continue reading Soul Food
Dear Pogue, Back in the most wonderful of places, back in the day, when everything was just right, if my memory is honest, there was a band called the Vapors. I think they were a one hit wonder with a song called ‘Turning Japanese’. Why am I telling you this? Well, other than trying to … Continue reading Shibumi
Dear Pogue, So I wrote you about synchronicity and serendipity and all that good stuff. And here’s the thing. My best friend rocked up, read the letter and said; “do you realise you struggle with this”, and, “serendipitous moments come hard to you because they get in the way of your plans”. I vigorously disputed … Continue reading I’m not the finished article….
Dear Pogue, This is a letter that I have started several times only to find it populating the waste bin. I know what I feel and want to say but have never found the right way to express it. You see, this letter will start with an idea, a rather passionate one, something I need … Continue reading An Unholy Rant
Dear Pogue, Just a note to let you know I started the Year of Health as per my recent letter to you, and, yes you can hold me accountable. Well I have eaten plant based meals so far since the letter. Big tick. I’ve run in the wind and rain (this is Cambridge in winter). … Continue reading Got this bad boy!
Dear Pogue, Thanks for inviting me for coffee. You know that’s one of my favourite places to take coffee? A great place to chill and wile away the hours. The company wasn’t bad either. Good conversation. In fact what we were talking about, higher consciousness, being one with God, the Universe, left me thinking after … Continue reading It’s all related
If you could change your world by advising your younger self what to do and how to behave, what would you say?
Dear Pogue, So, you paused and listened when you came to the end of the last letter? What happened? Did you wait in stillness and silence? Silence really is the language of God and I hope that you’re learning that. But, assuming we agree that there is substance to the secret, what are we going … Continue reading What we going to do with the secret?
Dear Pogue, What no letter! A whole week without an envelope of inspiration landing on your door mat and calling to you: “Open me, open me”. It wasn’t that inspiration dried up. No, rather inspiration took annual leave whilst I sat around feeling sorry for myself. Let me explain. I had helped to look after … Continue reading Where does it come from?
Dear Pogue, Sometimes it's the smallest things that matter, that make a difference. A smile from someone we vaguely know that makes us feel welcome. "Thank you" , said with sincerity whilst being looked in the eye tells us that the effort was all worth it. Or a cup of well made coffee on an … Continue reading Does it make you smile?