Asking anyway…


The only way to get better at asking questions is to ask anyway. Each time we hear the curiosity that underpins our question, the narrative becomes clearer. We only see what drives our curiosity when we expose it to air. And then it has a chance to grow. Because flourishing is not in a box, … Read more

Living our questions


I am fortunate to be part of several online communities. In one of them a fellow traveller posted a comment at the end of my lengthy response to a lesson prompt: When I read your thoughts, I can’t help but feel that there’s a question there, underneath it all. If you were to finish what … Read more

Holding our questions


“…be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.” Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters to a Young Poet ~ Thanks to Brian Draper for sharing this gem today.

Wanted: a new language


Words lay the foundation for our perspective and our culture because they are the means we use to describe how we see the world. Our language, and within it our words, shape our reality. I guess this is why I increasingly turn to poetry and the poetic because somehow our current language is not big … Read more

Poetry – balm for today?


There are times, especially when things are far from clear, when the carefully clipped words of prose simply don’t fit. They try to cast a line that isn’t there or feels entirely out of place – alien certitude in a sea of emotion. This is when poetry is the only voice – at least for … Read more

Unwinding the long view


Unwinding,uncurling,unfurling,opening-upthe shapesformedover longwinter’sdark. Not retreating,but revealingby goingbackto source –our tomorrowdoesn’t startwithtoday. Deep in thought as I wandered through the valley, I intentionally walked around a small circular path in the opposite way to normal. My thinking was stuck, and I was curious to see what would happen by shifting my usual pattern. What might you … Read more