On being bringers of peace

View across the tumbling water to the reeds.

To be bringers of peace, we have to be carriers of peace. Yet, this isn’t something we can put on like a coat or a mask. However beautiful. So, how and where do we replenish our reservoir of peace? Yesterday, I turned again to the farmer/poet Wendell Berry to reset my heart. THE PEACE OF … Read more

Which way to go?

looking up a green path between trees to a gate

Pathfinding or pathmaking? A good question. And the answer is yes… … both, and it depends. Looking back on my life, I’ve been a quiet pathmaker. I’ve stepped out and done things that were not usual in my culture or era. And I’ve created room for others to follow. Yet I have other friends who … Read more

I am water, where shall I flow?


I am water, where shall I flow? How often do we see a need and hope that someone else will step in? Someone else will speak up, seeing the issues as clearly as we do. Maybe instead, we could cultivate being water. Flowing to the place where we can make the most difference. Doing what … Read more

Be that one person – with love


“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make … Read more

Quiet Disruptors?


Who are the quiet disruptors? These are the thoughtful and creative changemakers who have something to say because they want to change the conversation for good. What about you? … Today I wanted to put a stake in the ground – a magnificent thistle from the valley – because I finished the second draft of … Read more

Choosing (to be) changemakers

The choice isn’t between failure and perfection. It isn’t even between good and bad. No, the choice is whether we carry on. Putting one foot in front of another. Choosing to become changemakers in a world that needs us (even if we don’t always see it in ourselves).