Month: May 2021

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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 …

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A Blessing for Belonging

For Belonging May you listen to your longing to be free.~May the frames of your belonging be generous enough for your dreams.~May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart.~May you find a harmony between your soul and your life.~May the sanctuary of your soul never become haunted.~May you know …

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‘The World I Live In’

I have refused to livelocked in the orderly house of     reasons and proofs.The world I live in and believe inis wider than that. And anyway,     what’s wrong with Maybe? You wouldn’t believe what once ortwice I have seen. I’ll just     tell you this:only if there are angels in your head will you     ever, possibly, see one. + Mary Oliver …

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More than hearing

When we listen, really listen, it takes more than our ears. Especially when there are no words. I wonder, what does your heart song sound like?

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When words fail

There are times when we don’t have the words to express what we are exploring. The words we have are inadequate for the task. They are too small or too loaded to be used for what we are feeling or perceiving. Therefore, sometimes we simply have to sit with the enormity of what we are …

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What about resistance?

If change is changing, then what about resistance? The voice that doesn’t see the need for anything to be different and suggests we’ve got it all wrong. Or we’re missing the point. Resistance isn’t always apparent and loud. It can be our internal chatter that celebrates what we’ve already achieved and wonders if doing any …

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