What do we notice that no one else sees?

Deep coral common corn flags caught in slanting sunlight

This morning, I’m not sure what I am going to see… Look for what you noticebut no one else sees. + Rick Rubin, from The Creative Act: A Way of Being, 2023 However, I do know that the afternoon alpaca rounds coincide with the last rays of sun on this side of the valley. And … Read more

Being at one with the contradictions

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I suspect I’m not the only one who, when faced with contradictions, assumes I must be doing something wrong. Yet things that ‘don’t add up’ is the very nature of life. Yesterday I was struck by the glorious call to being awake from the daffodils and caught the urgency of being alive. Yet I also … Read more

Being awake to new possibilities

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May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of yesterdays, To risk being disturbed and changed. + John O’Donohue, from ‘A Morning Offering’, in Benedictus: A Book of Blessings This is not a comfortable or comforting space. But it is alive with … Read more

On choosing to be present

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Pausing with a beautiful mid-week gem from Gideon Heugh: THE EVER–NOW Why is it always awake and away?Why not make only here?Why not stayand bless the ever-nowby our ever lingering in it(which is impossible, which isthe utter necessitythe singular aliveso often and increasingly avoided)?And after all this why,where is it anywaythat you think you are … Read more