Being in the liminal space again

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It feels like we’re in the in-between again. The space that is neither here nor there. After the before, but not yet arrived.  It’s more than a simple threshold. There’s a gap between one side and the other. So what does this space ask of me, of us? I suspect it’s yielding to what we … Read more

What does this time ask of me?

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Not to turn away, or yield to hopelessness, foregoing the utterance that it’s impossible. Instead to face towards, to choose the possibility and become the change I want to see. Yet we do this together, because it takes two to change the conversation for good. There is so much going on, and we can feel … Read more

Speaking to ourselves in love

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On the wall above my desk, I have an excerpt from John O’Donohue’s Blessing for Matins: May I live this day Compassionate of heart,Clear in word,Gracious in awareness,Courageous in thought,Generous in love. + John O’Donohue, from Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, Bantam Press 2007 What might grow if we applied this to ourselves, rather than … Read more

In formation

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This year it’s been Spring in slow motion. Each day offers a fresh unfurling. A new emergence catches my eye. And this morning brought a visible reminder of this. On the skyline at the edge of the valley there are small clusters of trees. In full leaf, it’s hard to distinguish between them at this … Read more

It starts with us

Any new normal starts with us. Always… Because real change only happens if we are brave enough to become the change. …Ourselves