Silence speaks volumes

Instant gratification.  Self-centred behaviour.  Personal promotion.  We are now inured to these expressions.  Examples of these can be seen in social media every minute of each day.  Circulation of “feel good” and “spiritually enlightening” messages that encourage recipients not to “break the chain” and reap tremendous benefits.  Selfies broadcasting travel itineraries with pictures at the …

Practising yoga

Yoga originated in India some five centuries BC.  I do not profess to know enough, but understand that “Yog” means union and yoga seeks to help its practitioners align their breath (“shvas/prana” or life-energy) with the mind through body discipline.  Yoga “asanas” (postures) and gentle limb movements help to stretch and align the entire body …

Starting afresh

New to Canada in March 1996, we were unsure of just about everything.  Among others, two very special couples helped to familiarize us with life in this country.  These four wonderful souls made us feel welcome here.  Suspending pre-judgment and accepting us for who we were, they patiently offered advise and guidance every step of …