May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,+ John O’Donohue, from For Matins, in Benedictus: A Book of Blessings, Bantam Press 2007
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
These words guide my work.
And were captured on a beautiful silk scarf, made for me when I stepped down as deputy chair of trustees for Bible Society in 2021.
Most of my written words are accompanied by my photographs from the valley and can be found in my daily posts. Here is a selection of others in published form (just as links at present, but in time it will look prettier and be more useable).
I coined the phrase Quiet Disruptors in 2018 and was a little surprised by the response:
- Manifesto – on the Quiet Disruptors website in six languages and recorded in English
- Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting – paperback book and Kindle version published in 2021. Self-published as Waterside Voices, you can purchase via Amazon
- Being Seen & Heard… Notes for People Professionals – this is a free e-book accompanying the QD book for people who work with people. Click the link for access to the pdf
Most of my poems are in my daily blog posts – search using the tag #poem – and at some point, I will create a book or two…
In addition, I have written for the Presence Project with DJ, composer and filmmaker, Andy Hunter
- Advent 2023: The Arrival_5: The Promise
- Advent 2023: The Arrival_4: Love Has Come Again
- Advent 2023: The Arrival_1: Coming, But Not Yet
- Advent 2022: Peace
- A Blessing for Overflowing Hope
- There is an after
These links are for the individual YouTube videos. You can see the full chapters here.
I have been a guest on a number of podcasts talking about the book. However, more recently this conversation with Dr Ed Brennegar captures my current work and orientation. It was a delight!
In March 2024 I am launching two of my own podcasts: one serialising my book, Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting, and the second on Be More Poet, in conversation with people creating change through their words.
Seeding beautiful words+ Sue Heatherington
is an act of radical hope
that words make worlds