Musing on what it’s all about


Reflecting, having both the urgency and the opportunity to pause. To ask the bigger questions of life that easily get caught up in surviving. I return to the words that frame who I am and who I want to be: May I live this day Compassionate of heart,Clear in word,Gracious in awareness,Courageous in thought,Generous in … Read more

How words speak – listening for the patterns


The poem I wrote for yesterday’s post – When time turns – invites honest reflection: OBSERVING BECOMING The pattern of our liveswoven in the fabric of time,each strand a choice,each colour an expressionof who we’re brave enoughto become. And one of the reflections I am currently holding is the more than 100,000 words I’ve written … Read more

Now I become myself


This week, death has nudged a little closer: the devastating war, the shameful famine, the choaking of the earth and the passing of time. And for some, it is closer to home. In the face of this, we have a range of choices. From closing the door and hoping it doesn’t come any nearer, to … Read more

Being – the place we all start


“In the bigger scheme of things, the universe is not asking us to do something, the universe is asking us to be something. And that’s a whole different thing.” – Lucille Clifton These profoundly insightful words from the poet Lucille Clifton say it all. Being is where we started. All of us. And we forget … Read more

What do you call this?


I wonder, what would you call this flower? Cuckooflower Milkmaids Lady’s smock Cuckoo bittercress Whitsuntide gilliflower Mayflower Cardamine pratensis Or do you have another name? And as you read these words, where do they take you? For me, the familiar name is Milkmaids, and it takes me back to field margins on my home farm … Read more

Beyond appearances


Do we thinkwe see whatwe see? Or do wesee whatwe feel, andthinkis it real? Are we opento knowingbeyond seeing,and observethe spacebetween uswith compassion? And can wepeer inside,for the shadowsreveal meaningfrom knowingand seeingand feeling –with tenderness –if we don’tdemandsimpleanswers.

Desperately seeking clarity…

desperately seeking clarity

This is a time like no other. In one sense, we could never fully prepare for it. We just have to walk it. Day by day. Yet each of us craves different things. For me, it’s clarity. Being able to see clearly. Where am I going and what should I be doing each day? Because … Read more

Hello – who are you?

You aren’t just a number. You’re person, with an identity. You have meaning and your life counts. So I wonder how can we live more intentionally in the good of this? Perhaps it starts by owning our name. And being clear what we stand for. Not as a shield, or excuse. But as a platform … Read more

Present context

Being present requires us to have an understanding of the present. At least at some intuitive level. Because the present, our present, is not a sealed box. Today has a past and future. And whilst we do not know what the future holds, we can inhabit today with hope, and with gratitude for what has … Read more