Circle of quiet in a midweek Pause for Peace

View through the fresh leaves of the tree to the lake shrouded in damp

Ultimately, we can only partially know the impact of our words and actions. Or the effect of our silence and our stand. And that is a good thing. Otherwise, it might become overwhelming or paralysing. So today, I want to offer an intentional circle of quiet. To pause with and for all those whose lives … Read more

In the kindness of quiet

View along the green path in early spring sunlight with the trees still bare

Quiet isn’t an empty space. It isn’t a place of absence. Here, we hear the whisper of kindness if we let down our shields. In this place, we hear what our soul has been telling us all along. We just didn’t stop to listen… Here, too, we hear the voices of others—not those who are … Read more

Stepping into the quiet

Fallen camillia flowers after the rain

For those observing Holy Week, in whatever way… INTO THE QUIET In the steps of holy week,however we choose to follow,walking softly with quietened mind,tender heart and soul that can hearthe whisper we need to know.Go gently. This is holy ground. + Sue Heatherington Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿 ~ After rainfall

The quiet stirrings of new life

Fallen leaves

Walking around the valley in a dismal late afternoon when all the colours are shades of brown, I notice how the fallen leaves are subtly changing colour and texture. Becoming ready for their contribution to life cycles we do not see. QUIET LIFE Below the surfacenew life is growing,it will emergewhen it’s ready. + Sue … Read more

A midweek Pause for Peace

Reflection of a bare tree in a puddle

This isn’t a time for words. Instead, let’s spend five quiet minutes together for peace. FOR PEACE We don’t need more words – we need a different way of seeing   that comes from a stillness which isn’t asking questions. + Sue Heatherington #Pause4Peace

Holding space for a midweek Pause for Peace

Late afternoon sun through fading hydrangea petals

Sometimes, we have no words. Yet, here’s the thing about poetry: it’s not just about the words. It’s the space, too. WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS Pause breathe sigh breathe again… It is enough. + Sue Heatherington Today is one of those times when simply pausing together makes a difference. #Pause4Peace 🌿

Carry the quiet with you

brightly coloured fuchsia flower caught in low sunlight

What does it take to bring calm into the room? I don’t think it’s just about absence. Or lack of an opinion. Or even silence. Because even the stones sing. Instead, perhaps it’s a quality of listening and the character of presence we bring. Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

Being quiet enough to be surprised

a beautiful pink rose

Unless we want to be distracted, we generally don’t like interruptions. So when can we be open enough to being delightfully surprised? Here in the valley, that takes being quiet and being present. The shy wren isn’t going to come close if I am dashing around. And I won’t notice the beauty of the rose … Read more