Being seen and heard is a precious experience. And every person needs and deserves to feel this way, at least at some time in their lives. It is part of what enables us to be fully human. Yet, we know this is not a universal experience. People do not feel seen and heard for many … Read more
One of the universal characteristics of new beginnings is the necessity of letting things go. And usually, they have historically given us some form of protection. For example, the story we tell ourselves about who we are. Or the skills and experience we recognise as our strengths. But if we hold on to them, we … Read more
Gideon Heugh has just published a new book, Darkling: An Advent Journey, and I wanted to share it with you. This is a book for darkling days. A book for those who are hunkering down against the winter storms of life. A book for those who feel weary, lost, uncertain. It is not a book … Read more
In our brokenness,may we not cling to the raft of power. In our shadows,may we reach toward the kind light of love. In our doubts,may we not grab for shallow certainty. In our vulnerability,may we share this brave space with others, Because peace shared is wholeness. And through each other’s eyes, we see lifein all … Read more
Questions can be uncomfortable. They sit at the intersection of the known and the unknown and make us feel vulnerable. Yet if we can exchange the confidence of certainty for the curiosity of possibility, then perhaps we have a future. Not just a gilded past. Or as Rainer Maria Rilke once wrote to a young … Read more
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?
At a distance, it is relatively easy to define what someone does. We watch them at work, or in the company of others, and find a category to put them in. Indeed their title might give the game away. But what they do isn’t who they are. This requires a different kind of observation with … Read more