Watching water


Molten waterformingand re-formingaround the stones. No beginning,or endings –a continuous flowof life. Movementinviting stillness,a pause forrenewal. I love watching water. Standing in the brook, observing from the little wooden bridge over the ford, or looking across the lake. As a child, my best time was either in or beside water. Being held and carried along … Read more

Choosing the graceful presence


It’s not what you look at that matters. It is what you see. Henry David Thoreau Seeing is different from looking. We can casually cast our eyes across a scene or give momentary attention to a person, but that is not seeing. We have not brought ourselves into the frame, whatever it is, and given … 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.