Tag Archives: Australian stories

It invades the land

    It invades the land   It invades the land From the vast western sea And churns the red dust with such an intensity That every crevice, crack and space in its path is penetrated Nothing escapes its domination Though times change it is always there Sometimes its immense power is a curse For […]

Country Blokes Don’t Say Much

Country Blokes Don’t Say Much   I first saw her a few weeks ago. She was young, maybe about twelve, darker than most and wearing a teal coloured smock in the usual fashion of maybe five sizes too big. She gave me a big smile and a young girl’s wave and ran off. In 1849 […]

Whilst on a Trip

Whilst on a Trip Whilst on a trip to the remoter northern regions of Western Australia I became very attached to a very kindly old Taoist monk. He was camped on the edge of the rest centre, away from other people and behind some shady bushes and trees where it was cool and private. We […]

Achievement

Achievement   A man of great attainment is serene, Free from idle thoughts and cares The sky is his roof, And mortality is his vehicle He drives the seasons as his horses. Ascending through the clouds, He soars beyond all known galaxies, Continually pressing forward, Mind unclouded by inordinate desires, He passes to the heavenly […]

It Happened Completely by Surprise

It Happened Completely by Surprise It happened completely out of the blue, the yelp, the scream. “Help me, help me”. It was a woman’s screech. I got out of the van fast as these old bones could respond to my wishful thinking. “Hamish.” What had happened? I called him again. “Hamish.” I was startled and […]

At a Time

At a Time   At a time when the world searched for meaning many looked to the blossoming of culture in the arts. It was a time when the new rich billionaires sought justification for their greed and in some cases their exploitation to acquire their fortunes. Many became philanthropists Some even formed a worldwide […]

Ignorance

Ignorance   Do not be afraid to experience new and different things Keep your thoughts flexible By your willingness to Let go of preconceived ideas and former convictions And take the opportunity of gaining fresh and wider experience Expand your mind Do not disregard any idea until you have explored its nature Ignorance is the […]

Spirit Credit

Spirit Credit An old card reader, of my acquaintance, claimed to belong to a long line of indigenous soothsayers that had passed down their knowledge of the other dimension through the generations by her tribe’s elders; was having a cuppa with myself and just shooting the breeze. As people who have known each other for […]

The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith A little while ago a friend of mine asked me how he could strengthen his beliefs. It seems he was having trouble achieving, within his time restraints, the new goals that he was following. Nothing that he was doing seemed to be working towards achieving these aims. Although, one would have […]

Self-love Denies

Self-love Denies   Self-love denies You are part of creation. You accept our dominion exists for you You put your own interests, pleasures and needs Before the beneficial interests of the universe And the needs of the less fortunate.   Abandon Self-love And Turn this fondness of self Outwards to others And Give them the […]

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