Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. She writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their […]
It’s the holiday season. That time of the year when we reach out to others who are less fortunate than ourselves, whoever or wherever they may be, and make a difference in small or big ways to them and their lives.
Yugen is a Japanese word that sits at the core of the appreciation of beauty and art in Japan. It values the power to evoke, rather that the ability to state directly. Zeami Motokiyo, a 14th century Japanese actor and playwright, described yugen thus: To watch the sun sink behind a flower-clad hill. To wander […]