Friday, September 11, 2009

Spirituality and Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier

Spirituality is important in our busy modern world. With over 6 billion people crammed on to this rock, we all need to have our quiet time of peace and reflection. I take my lead from the Wino-sapien and share with you three items that are currently stabilising my inner peace.

How to see yourself as you really are – His Holiness, Dalai Lama; this is something I picked up last year when my career was heading south, with one passage having very real meaning:
‘A person whose mind is distracted dwells between the fangs of afflictive emotions.’

This is a nice segue for Hurry up and Meditate – David Michie; a very user friendly book to the art of blocking out all the shit and focusing on all that is good:
‘Once we accept that body and mind form a systemic whole, the idea of focusing all our attention on only one part of the system - the body – while excluding the other – the mind - seems more than just a little crazy.’

This leads us to my Clonakilla allocation that arrived yesterday – peace and harmony people!


  1. Tim,


    I keep thinking of the Groucho Marx comment - "Next to a dog, man's best friend is a book, inside a dog it's too dark to read."

    I hope my Clonakilla's arrive soon. . . Did you order any of the 09 viognier?


  2. two bottles - watch out pork chops next week


  3. My allocation arrived last week and the 08 SV is amazing

  4. Ahh, the annual Clonakilla order. I look forward to it almost as much as my wallet is afraid of it. Just tried the two viogniers over the weekend and they are both sensational. Hope you have been enjoying your selections.