Hope rising…

30 Mar 2020
hope-rising

Hope in… Rather than hope for… There’s a world of difference. Hope is like yeast. It’s all around. We just need to provide the conditions for growth and feed it. HT for the smile and inspiration from the ‘frumpy yeast geneticist’ Sudeep Agarwala, with his Twitter thread @shoelaces3, reminding us that there’s never a shortage […]

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Being noticed…

28 Mar 2020
being-noticed

We’ve never been here before. We can hide and wait for it all to pass over. Or step up with courage – noticing and being noticed.

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No hiding – find the others

27 Mar 2020
no-hiding-find-the-others

I walk with a limp. Not physically, but metaphorically. Damaged yet not defined. Actually we’re all shaped by what has happened to us. We can choose to acknowledge and embrace this. No longer having to run away and hide. Therefore, finding the others is not just about being understood, it’s about understanding. Because in our […]

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No hiding – seeing ourselves

26 Mar 2020
no-hiding-seeing-ourselves

Looking in the mirror isn’t what most of us delight in… Why not? Perhaps it’s because we’re used to setting standards that we know we don’t match. And shame averts our eyes. Or we tell ourselves that self-absorption is navel-gazing. And we walk around blindly, in circles. Or we feel we shouldn’t enjoy what we […]

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No hiding – honesty in evidence

25 Mar 2020
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I wonder, have you also been noticing an increased level of honesty? In yourself, or in others you connect with? I am seeing it in the thoughtfulness with which we are reflecting on where we are now. In the honesty about the struggles, and where we are finding joy. Aspects that were not part of […]

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Walking time

24 Mar 2020
walking-time

Today, most of us have traded our speedometers for pedometers. And walking time is very different. Adjustment takes time. Remember how long it used to take you to relax on a real holiday? The rhythm of our lives is changing. And we can’t hurry it along. It will come. In walking time. Photo: One of […]

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