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 🌿

Finding space at the edge

small waterlily bud framed by the edges of the green waterlily pads in a pond

My friend Richard Merrick has changed his tagline: Write at the edge Isn’t it brilliant! It is not only a perfect way of capturing what he does (very well) but also an invitation to us. Because there are things we can only see at the edge. And then we need to discern what to do … Read more

Space to become more you

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Here is space to pause, catch your breath, seeing yourself and where you are with fresh eyes. There is space to become the change you want to see in your world, without shouting. You have space to change the conversation for good. Pause. See differently. Re-story. 🌿

Where is our beautiful space?

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We have places for many things, but where is the space for our soul? This isn’t as esoteric or woo-woo as we might think. It’s just a question we’re not used to asking. Yet without it, our inner being will wither, and our resilience to do the tough stuff will fade. Pause. See differently. Re-story … Read more

Making space for wonder

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What might happen if we made space for wonder? If we stopped filling our minds to overflowing. And if we opened our souls to something bigger.

On being above the line

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The chill of the fog hung in the valley like a cold weight. And walking up to the boy’s fields, higher on the hillside, felt laboured. Until I passed the line where the sun broke through. Slanting across the valley from the other side, it brought everything to life. And me to warmth. Nothing changed, … Read more

Creating space for beautiful questions

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Beautiful questions need room to breathe. These are the ones that open up our world rather than closing it down. That inspires hope, yet do so graciously and gracefully. Not pushing us into a corner but inviting us into wide-open spaces. Beautiful questions remind us that we are whole beings, becoming from the inside out. … Read more

You, me and the powerful space between us

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If I don’t speak, you can’t hear me. If I don’t listen, then I can’t see you, and I’m making up a story about who you are. Yet, the space between us is not an empty void. It’s full of potential. Of possibilities, and grace and hope. But only if we positively engage with its … Read more

Being present together

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Why fill up the space?Let’s breathe together instead… If we sit together, especially in companionable silence, our breathing tends to synchronise over time. Interesting, isn’t it? The research suggests this isn’t the result of intention, merely of proximity and the absence of words we use to occupy the gap. I wonder if this has wider … Read more