Join me in a pause for peace…

Ripples and shadows on the lake with #Pause4Peace in blue

On our own, we can’t silence the terror. Anywhere. But we can stand together and remember that we are multitudes. One minute to pause what we are doing and know we are one. Your time. Your place. Then share the pause so the ripples grow. Around the world. Together, we can pause for peace. Everywhere. … Read more

Discovering our place of becoming

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As a young child, Virginia Woolf recognised that the flowers she saw on her doorstep were inseparable from the earth that bore them. Yet, in our fabricated world, we have the arrogance to assume we create growth and make change happen. Perhaps it’s time to pause, adjust our lens and appreciate that we are only … Read more

A Song of the World

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Singular, yet not alone, connected by threads of life. A momentary, fleeting presence yet as old as these hills,  singing a distinctive song that’s part of a glorious chorus. A rhythm of being, that echoes all around. + Sue Heatherington And I could so easily have trampled upon this delicate fruiting body in the hillside … Read more

Humanity is being bound up together

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Ubantu: I am because you are The richness of other social traditions often shows up the superficial paucity of ours. And in the current climate, it is essential to remind ourselves that we are not separate entities. As the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu said: “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only … Read more

We don’t exist on our own

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Ubunto is a Ngumi Bantu term for humanity. The whole phrase in Zulu is umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu, meaning ‘a person is a person through other people’. Another way of saying it might be ‘I am because we are’ or ‘we don’t exist on our own.’ Just think about it – what are the chances of … Read more

Look around – we are not alone

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Nothing about our life is solitary. Yes, there are times when we’re particularly conscious of our alone-ness. And occasions when separation is all too evident. But in essence, life is not singular. It can’t be – that’s a physical and biological impossibility. We are surrounded by the presence of others, even if we can’t see … Read more

Roads last…

If you think about it, roads are usually the only things that last the ravages of time. Beautiful buildings decay or are replaced. Landscaping reverts to its original state if left untended. Civilisations come and go. But roads last. Here’s the thing about roads, they only ever exist to connect. No one ever builds a … Read more