In the circle of life


Whenever I start a story, there’s always a ‘before’. Before this time, this event, there was. And living here in this little valley in South West Wales, we are immersed in the endless circle of life. At the same time, recognising that we are just here for a metaphorical season. Here time is more circular … Read more

When time stops


Many have experienced when time, or our connection with time, has stopped. Maybe when we are so engrossed in an activity, we completely lose our sense of time passing. Or when something dramatic happens and at that moment, time seems to stand still. One of my most visceral experiences was when my watch stopped as … Read more

Perhaps time is more like water


I’ve been wondering if the prevailing notion of time as a measurement isn’t serving us well. We think of time as a unit of existence or resource that can be spent or wasted. Which leads to huge pressure to use it efficiently. Therefore, we feel like we’ve failed if we don’t. And because our language … Read more

On choosing to be present


Pausing with a beautiful mid-week gem from Gideon Heugh: THE EVER–NOW Why is it always awake and away?Why not make only here?Why not stayand bless the ever-nowby our ever lingering in it(which is impossible, which isthe utter necessitythe singular aliveso often and increasingly avoided)?And after all this why,where is it anywaythat you think you are … Read more