On the extraordinary power of words

Scarf with embossed words from John O'Donohue

I am endlessly fascinated by the power of words to move us. They inspire, encourage and provoke us to shape who we think we are and why we are here. Yet I am also aware of their power to distort, manipulate, and paint pictures of a world we do not recognise or trust. So, for … Read more

What is the point of waiting?

close up of the tiny pink petals of the wild angelica plant

Sometimes I wonder. Then I walk around the valley, and it teaches me. Patience: as more-than-humans arrive in their time, not mine. And they are never late. Trust: that I am part of something so much bigger than me. My voice blending with the choir in rhythms and harmonies beyond my own. Beauty: that emerges … Read more

Walking in the now but not yet


Do we get so caught up in the destination that we forget to be here? Yet this is the only place we can ever be. One foot in front of the other, even in the darkness. And waiting. Not the stuck kind, but the expectant, hopeful sort. The kind that trusts that we can see … Read more

When we think we need to know


Have you noticed? It’s those times when we think we absolutely need to know… That we don’t. Because the invitation is to step into the uncertain and create possibilities.

What is the ground on which I stand?


What is the groundon which I stand?Is it gritty asphalt,a rocky outcrop,or waterside meadows? Is it the external forcesthat hold metogether,or the internalflows thatkeep me alive? Is it what Itouch andtaste, and see?Or what Ifeel and trust,  and believe with adeeper knowing? Does it depend onwhere I’ve been,or is itfresh each day? Do I have … Read more