Being in the liminal space again

silhouette of fading rose with water droplets on the stem

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?


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


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

in formation

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