The shape of what we cannot see

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The breath of aircaressing the grasson a chilled morning. Or the attractionof water moleculessuspended in time. And what is this green,in its myriad of hues,refracting the light? What we cannot seetaking shape,if we will pause and notice. In this in-between space, this uncertain time, what is taking shape in the places we don’t usually see? … Read more

Out of the corner of my eye

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What do we see out of the corner of our eyes? It’s certainly not something we are focused on, that has our attention. Yet, the ‘other’ is enough to be noticed, even though we weren’t looking for it. And often, it has something to say to us. If we will stop and listen. I wonder … Read more

What we pay attention to defines us

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This is a scary thought. And a question we need to learn to live with, not as shackles but as a key to unlocking possibilities. Because what we pay attention to does define us. It shapes who we are and what we do with what we have. And it goes hand in hand with our … Read more

Choosing what to focus on

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I don’t have a smart, powerful camera, just a relatively old iPhone. Often it wants to decide for me what to bring into focus. And at times, I have to do some nifty trickery to capture what I want. I wonder if it’s the same in our work and our life. How often do we … Read more

The gift of giving our full attention

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How do we start to heal the fractures, both within ourselves and within our world? By giving people, us included, the benefit of our full attention. Our quality of focus and our presence. Because we can’t multi-task. It isn’t physiologically possible, even if you try to kid yourself that you are the exception. Instead, let’s … Read more

What are you noticing?

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I took this photograph the other evening. Yet, I could so easily have missed its beauty. Sometimes we’re too busy to notice, not recognising the riches of being still. So we hunt for the big answers when what we need to hear is whispering in our ear. Slow down a while, and be quiet. What … Read more