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


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


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


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