Seeing the fork in the road

Twisted wild honeysuckle branches and a leaning leaf with dew drops

We rarely have a literal fork in the road or a decision that is so clearly binary. However, daily, there are tiny choices that will shape our becoming. Often, these are decisions of degree between the known and unknown. Where we are confident and where it may feel risky. Yet there is only one direction … Read more

There is time…

skyline with sunset cloud formations

Reflecting on the watershed of the year: There is a time for everything that matters, even if we think there isn’t. Because time is not linear, and neither are our choices so long as we don’t give them away. + Sue Heatherington Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Choosing better worlds

Every day we have choices. The little choices that, over time, have such a big effect. Seeding beautiful words is an act of radical hope that words make worlds + Sue Heatherington Let’s intentionally develop our vocabulary and exercise our better word muscles. Starting with what we consume. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Holding onto hope and anticipation


Every day I scrutinise the reed bed for signs of new life. The fresh green shoots are taking their time emerging, but I know they will come. So I wait with hope and anticipation. And remember that we are the gatekeepers of our expectations. Always. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Watching for the ripples


Splash! We did/didn’t (delete as appropriate) see that one coming…. Every day there is something that interrupts our little worlds. Some are big, others not so, but they all have an impact. However, I wonder if we’ve become so addicted to the splash that we’ve failed to take note of the ripples. Our attention span … Read more

Choosing the long way round


Picking up the heavy bag of alpaca feed, I had a choice. Climb straight up the steep field and over the fence, or take the track that traversed the hillside. I’m glad I chose the track. It gave me time to unwind from the pace of the day. Time to notice what was going on … Read more

Catching the light


At this time of year, it matters where you stand. Choose well. At this time of day, it matters what direction you face. Choose with care. At this moment in time, there are paths before you. Choose with intention.

Choosing how to live this day


May I live this day Compassionate of heart, Clear in word, Gracious in awareness, Courageous in thought, Generous in love. + John O’Donohue, excerpt from For Matins, in Benedictus: A Book of Blessings The choices we make define us. Let’s choose well for the days ahead.

The light that our ruin lets in


Dare we stand in the cracks, the broken places that our reactions have created? Do we choose to walk away, or kneel? Here, faced with the choices, who will we choose: the hero or ourselves? THE LIGHT THAT OUR RUIN LETS IN There is the falling. The breaking.The tearing open. The pulled apart.The head buried … Read more

Being in this moment of time


While today marks the end of an era, it is also a day like all others. Where we make a multitude of small choices that tilt our lives in one direction or another. And as I write, I am looking at John O’Donohue’s words from his blessing for Matins May I live this day Compassionate … Read more