Peace is more than a nice word

Water gushing over a broken watergate

Yesterday, I stood for five minutes beside the overflowing watergate at the top end of the valley. Five minutes watching the water flow, gushing over the edge and dropping into the plunge pool created by its relentless pounding. This is so different from the tranquillity of the lake. Yet it was also a tiny reminder … Read more

Pausing to sense the beauty


When did you last feel beauty? I suspect the beauty industry has hijacked us to consider beauty predominantly in its physical attributes. It is only what we see. Yet this is such a narrow measure. And we are poorer as a result. Pause before the natural world, the inner quality of a person you know, … Read more