A nudge in a better direction


Control is so overrated. As if we can control anything! So all these promises of change are rather short-sighted. Instead, we can engage in shifting the conversation for good. Nudging the direction by being present and seeding beautiful words. After all, we are relational beings in an organic world. Let’s grow better.

Shifting the conversation for good


The subtitle of The Manifesto for Quiet Disruptors is: because it’s time to change the conversation for good. And as I’ve been pondering the development of The Art of Quiet Disruption, I’ve realised that this change is still at the core. Because what we talk about and how we speak is fundamentally an expression of … Read more

Choosing how we walk and talk


Let’s walk together because we can. Not because we always agree, but as an expression of our intent. Our choice to put good words to work and make real the conversation. DOUBTS You don’t need to hidefrom your doubts. Let them come to you.Let them fill youwith their peculiar magicand show youthat the path is … Read more

Intentionally slowing down the conversation


Slow down. Why on earth would we do that? I hear our cultural voice exclaim as it defends the relentless pressure for speed, productivity and efficiency. Have we somehow swallowed the idea that fast is always best? And that if something is taking too long, then it’s either weak and inferior, or it simply isn’t … Read more

What if the conversation is the work?


Isn’t it astonishing! Somehow we’ve come to believe that we’re merely resources. Therefore we think the conversation is about the work… OK, so let’s get to the point… Yet, as humans – who are fundamentally relational beings – the conversation is the work. It is the fertile space where ideas and insights are shaped and … Read more

Did you realise that being heard changes us?


Apparently, in quantum physics, we understand that the act of observation changes the thing being observed. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” And knowing that patterns replicate throughout the natural world – fractals – we shouldn’t be surprised by the idea that being heard changes us. … Read more

Being the change in conversation


Continuing my musings on the power of words in shaping how we see the world, I return to the words inscribed on my shawl: May I live this day Compassionate of heart,Clear in word,Gracious in awareness,Courageous in thought,Generous in love. John O’Donohue’s choice selection for the end of his blessing For Matins invites me not … Read more

Can we have a conversation without a question?


What an interesting thought. Perhaps we have to start by asking what constitutes a conversation. Is a simple exchange of information enough? I suspect that information by itself isn’t sufficient. It needs to address a felt need, not just of the giver. And at some level, it needs to be reciprocal. Without this, it is … Read more

Quiet disruptors – changing the conversation for good


Because we are fundamentally relational beings, our engagement with and perception of the world is shaped by our conversations every day. These conversations may be local or global, and everything in between. They tend to either confirm or in some way reshape the way we think things are: from the way we live our daily … Read more

Seasonal time

Few of us live with the seasons now. We are insulated, cocooned in a world that has ‘tamed nature.’ Except we haven’t. And we can’t. In fact, our wanting to be shielded from the rawness of life is destroying nature. We are complicit. But we can recover. Perhaps the first steps are to pay more … Read more