How can we see the unknown?


How do we seewithout sight,and knowwithout knowing? By courageouslyreleasing our grasp,relinquishing our rightto understand. Listening insteadfor heartbeats,and songsof the deep, and how waterflows, orravens dancein the wind. Only then, whenwe’ve finally let go  can we glimpsethe unknown.

You are not lost – you are here


The sun was setting, and we were in an open-topped jeep. Horribly lost in the Paphos Forest in Cyprus with no road signs or way markers, and before smartphones were invented. I was afraid. And my panic grew with each mile along narrow, unmarked roads, hairpin bends and precipitous edges. … We clearly found our … Read more

On the cost of what matters most


Recently I joined a webinar with Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS to his friends) on the one question that unlocks everything. What was it? “If I say YES to this, what must I say NO to?” MBS has an extraordinary skill in capturing crucial ideas so simply that you can’t ignore them. This phrase has deeply … Read more

Choosing to rest in the unknown


We’ve been taught to fear the unknown – that it’s a scary place. Yet, in reality, we live here daily while wearing lenses that give us a false sense of control. And because of these ways of seeing, we assume we can live in a world of relative order, or at least minimal surprises at … 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.

Befriending the unknown


An invitation to largeness, to a space bigger than we can imagine or occupy. That stretches beyond the horizon of our sight. And extends into time beyond our present. A place of conversation with our vulnerability that releases the fragrance of possibility. Will we choose to befriend the unknown or keep the door tightly closed?

Stumbling our way forward


In a generously insightful piece over the weekend, the writer/poet Martin Wroe quoted Henri Nouwen: “We don’t think our way into a new kind of living. We live our way into a new kind of thinking.” And this is someone who knew the reality of stepping across the threshold into the awkward unknown. Henri had … Read more