Carry the quiet with you

brightly coloured fuchsia flower caught in low sunlight

What does it take to bring calm into the room? I don’t think it’s just about absence. Or lack of an opinion. Or even silence. Because even the stones sing. Instead, perhaps it’s a quality of listening and the character of presence we bring. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Keep calm and carry on

The spacious sense of calm contrasts with the narrow confines of haste. But actually this has nothing to do with time or physical space. As a cardiac surgeon I knew often remarked: “Don’t just do something, stand there…” In the critical moments of heart surgery, this is wise advice indeed. Where can we grow our … Read more