The name of this blog, Rainbow Juice, is intentional.
The rainbow signifies unity from diversity. It is holistic. The arch suggests the idea of looking at the over-arching concepts: the big picture. To create a rainbow requires air, fire (the sun) and water (raindrops) and us to see it from the earth.
Juice suggests an extract; hence rainbow juice is extracting the elements from the rainbow, translating them and making them accessible to us. Juice also refreshes us and here it symbolises our nutritional quest for understanding, compassion and enlightenment.

Thursday 24 March 2016

Try This... (just for one day)

Try this…

Turn off your mobile phone
Power down the Internet
Unplug your landline
Switch off the television set

Ignore any mail in the box
For those with a little courage
Don’t go into work today
Leave your car in the garage

Watch not the clock upon the wall
Forget the things you must do today
Tear up your “to-do” list
And throw it well away

Try this…

Kick off your shoes, step upon the grass
Or walk along a sandy beach
Smell the salty air of the seas
Or honey dew from mountain beech

Watch eagles soar on thermal drafts
Wonder at butterflies flitting free
Stand up high on mountain top
Or sit beneath a shady tree

Feel the rain upon your skin
Or the welcome warmth of the sun
Watch children run and play
Without a care, all for fun


Once the sun has dipped and gone
And below the horizon slipped
Fall asleep, maybe dream
Nestled in your cosy bed

Before the next day’s dawn
Awake from sleep, arise, arise
Find a place to stand or sit
And to the East turn your eyes


As to the East you turn your gaze
Witness the day’s first ray
Ask yourself just one thing
“Does the sun still rise today?”

Yes, no matter what we do - whether we succeed or fail, whether we win or lose – the sun still rises in the East the next day.  As community workers or social change activists we can sometimes feel as if we are indispensable to the ongoing work or struggle.  We can become blind to our place and feel that we are crucial and vital to the organisation or community we work for or within.

However, none of us are indispensable.  None of us are crucial to lifes continuous journey.  Watching the rising sun is a gentle reminder that no matter how important, or unimportant, we thought of our lives and actions yesterday, the sun still rises today.

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