Month: December 2018

noticing the present

Noticing the present

Christmas Eve – what will we notice today, before we open the gifts of tomorrow? I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. I realise …

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choosing a gentler way

Choosing a gentler way

Looking ahead, we all have choices to make, without simple answers but with the potential for choosing a radically gentler way to make a difference.

on becoming

On becoming…

Pererin is a lovely Welsh word – one of the few that most of us can pronounce easily. It means pilgrim. I love that sense of journey with a purpose. And for most of us, today is a milestone in our journey through the year. Longer or shorter days start from here, depending on whether …

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pause for beauty

Pause for beauty

Beauty is extraordinary. It’s more than superficial prettiness, or the surface cover-up giving the appearance of perfection. We talk about a beautiful idea or way of doing things. An atmosphere, a gesture, an intent. A putting to right with an attitude of generosity. As well as a poem or view that touches us deeply. And …

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gift

Giving away

How did you get on with ‘laying down’ yesterday? I’ve come to realise it’s like peeling off the proverbial onion skins. One at a time, some tears, and probably another layer to go… But this isn’t the only way to walk on well. What about giving away? What is it that we have or are, …

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