Different ways to look at questions


When we ask significant questions, we implicitly recognise that there might be a different way of seeing. And an alternative view of what we think we see implies the possibility of change. OK, so far. But what about fractals? Maybe the big questions we might grapple with are patterns that replicate elsewhere and at a … Read more

It takes imagination to ask questions


Who asks questions? Most often, it’s the little ones. And the big little ones who haven’t bowed to the pressure to grow up and conform. Yet if we don’t ask questions, we don’t believe that we or the world could be different. And that takes imagination. ~ This week’s On Being Podcast with adrienne maree … Read more

Creatively dancing with our questions


Yesterday I gave myself to sit with my question. It didn’t last long because physical sitting was too static. So I walked. Down the lane to retrieve our emptied recycling sack after the village collection time. Then up the valley to wander in the woods and by the brook. Movement certainly helped – Solvitur ambulando … Read more

Being ready to sit with the question


Have you noticed? Often our significant questions invite us to sit with them for a while. Yet we’re in such a hurry. We’ve become conditioned to believe that questions need clear answers. Now. But how would we know we’re looking at it the wrong way round, upside down, or back to front? Indeed what if … Read more

Standing back to see forward


When we only see what is in front of our eyes, we fail to see the whole picture. Yes, it feels like a contradiction, but let’s think about it. What’s in front of us doesn’t take account of what’s in us. And more than that, it only allows us to perceive as far as our … Read more

On the emotional cost of letting go


Sometimes finding our courage to live the rhythm of life is sad and painful. This isn’t only about letting go of the things holding us back but also laying down our attachment to things that have been lovely and good. Not holding on too tightly, yet honouring what is precious. Because the rhythm of life … Read more