Adjusting the way we see things

View down through the trees to the lake, with foxgloves in bloom

Where do you go when you need to regain perspective? I go out into the valley and find somewhere still. Where the chatter in my head can quieten, and the stuff that’s distracting me falls away. These days, we need to know what matters. Because most of it doesn’t… Pause. See differently. Re-story…

Here in the darkness – here is hope

Ripples in the dark water at dusk in Winter

Standing quietly at the end of the lake, watching the water move in the closing darkness, is not the place for bright inspiration. Instead, it draws me into a deeper appreciation of being alive. Here and now, in this place. HOPE IN WINTER At this time of yearin this darkening lightwhere is hope found? In … Read more

Whispers in the stillness

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It is only as we become still that we can hear. The questions that are waiting to be asked don’t shout. Instead, they offer themselves in silence, from a place of rest.

Not standing still

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In the stillness, but not standing still But heard, half-heard, in the stillnessBetween two waves of the sea. TS Eliot. Little Gidding, Four Quartets That space between the waves, when do you see it? When we’re out – on or watching the water as it moves – we tend to notice the waves. Their shape … Read more

Of quiet space…

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Stepping intostillness,letting quiet spaceinvade ourinner worldfor a momentor two. Embracingemptiness,not to be fearedbut spacethat can befilled,later. Good Friday 2021

Still waiting

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I don’t think any of us feels whole. Not really whole. How can we when the world around us is so broken? Where do we string together the words to describe what we see or capture what we feel in a way that can be heard in the wind? And where does our hope come … Read more

How far into the stillness?

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Stillness beckonshow far will you go? Will you venture outcreating fresh imprintswhere you’ve never daredto go before? Stillness beckonswhat will you leave behind?

Starting from a place of stillness

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Starting froma place of stillness,frees us from themomentum of others,or the clamour of our ego;the noise of our lack,and the false scarcityof the material world.Instead, thesong of the lark is heard,and our heart beats strongerwith possibility.

In the stillness

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What we see in the stillness isn’t loud. It doesn’t demand attention or assault our senses. It is waiting to be noticed. Not by those who want quick answers, but by those who seek to see below the surface. Beyond the immediate and in the courageous place that allows shadows to be seen. What are … Read more

December 2019: Kindness and generosity

Between 20th and 31st December, I have chosen a Quiet Disruptor post from each of the months of 2019. I hope this walking reflection on the year helps prepare us for 2020… December – the last chapter of our story for 2019 – full of grace, stillness and presence, remembering that we are part of … Read more