Creatively dancing with our questions


Yesterday I gave myself to sit with my question. It didn’t last long because physical sitting was too static. So I walked. Down the lane to retrieve our emptied recycling sack after the village collection time. Then up the valley to wander in the woods and by the brook. Movement certainly helped – Solvitur ambulando … Read more

Don’t settle now


We are here now for such a time as this. Not of our choosing, but our calling. For each of us, our ‘once upon a time’ has led to today. This day. DON’T SETTLE Don’t settle for a pale copy of reality –scratching your life on tracing paperinstead of splashing your own coloursupon the expectant … Read more

A time to mourn…


Many people, me included, were particularly struck by the last paragraph of Stephen St Amant’s blog – Filling the jar – that I quoted yesterday: Mourning the loss of all that we will never do is perhaps painful, but it’s necessary. If we don’t contend with that loss, it will continually get in the way … Read more

What are we searching for?

This is one of those great questions where we think we know the answer until we stop and think. In one sense, it doesn’t have an answer because it is the fundamental question of our existence and shapes our life, whether we are conscious of it or not. Yet on a less profoundly philosophical level, … Read more

Called by the wind


WAKE UP The wind swims its wayaround suburban lanessinging whale-song to a manwho dreamsof joining it. Rise! is the cry –a call to actiondiving from the sky – why moor yourselfto an un-wandering life;you have been called by the windnow go: take flight. – Gideon Heugh, from Devastating Beauty May this poem find its way … Read more

Big steps, little steps


For most of us, most of the time, the means to overcome the inertia that keeps us where we are is to take small steps. Often, the tiniest of steps will do to get us moving. However, there are also times, perhaps only once in every season of our life, when small steps aren’t sufficient. … Read more

What stops us from moving?


So what stops us from moving forward? We often think it is fear or not enough discipline and willpower. Or perfectionism – we don’t want to fail. Perhaps it’s not knowing enough or being unclear about where we are going. Yes, all of these and more are contributors. And each of us will have our … Read more

The knowing of water


“Christopher Robin came down from the Forest to the bridge, feeling all sunny and careless, and just as if twice nineteen didn’t matter a bit, as it didn’t on such a happy afternoon, and he thought that if he stood on the bottom rail of the bridge, and leant over, and watched the river slipping … Read more

And then the unexpected happens


Yesterday morning, the rain was cold. So cold it felt like sleet stinging against my face. But this is May! What’s going on? Being prepared for emergence is okay as long as I know what’s happening… Yet here’s the thing: life isn’t like that. It has never been. We’ve just built an illusion of control … Read more