Revealing the circularity of life

Close up of fading hydrangea in autumn sunlight

Do you ever have the sense of déjà vu, the feeling of having lived through this present moment before? The ancient philosopher, Heraclitus, wrote: “No man ever steps into the same river twice.”        A profound observation about change and impermanence. And in our lives, we sense the flow and movement that time brings. We are … Read more

Paying attention to the cycles of life


Here, waiting to remind us, life continues its cycle, whether we notice or not. + Sue Heatherington Walking the valley yesterday and being struck by the immediacy and abundance of dandelion flowers which had suddenly appeared. And then remembering Mary Oliver’s words: To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. + Mary Oliver … Read more

Reflections after the rain


The overflowing lake is muddy brown, laden with offerings from the mountainside. And the alpaca troughs are full of water, while the fields are squelchy underfoot. Yet after the rain is strangely subdued, inviting experience of the familiar cast in molten greys. And wonder at the cycle of life that ebbs and flows in a … Read more