Seasonal time

28 Feb 2020

Few of us live with the seasons now. We are insulated, cocooned in a world that has ‘tamed nature.’ Except we haven’t. And we can’t. In fact, our wanting to be shielded from the rawness of life is destroying nature. We are complicit. But we can recover. Perhaps the first steps are to pay more […]

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Wise time?

27 Feb 2020

Have you noticed how time is not linear? It isn’t fixed, but fluid. Whilst it’s measurable in minutes, hours and days. It isn’t. But we treat it as a commodity. A resource to be maximised, efficiently. And lose the opportunity to be present. Or beat ourselves up for waste. When it’s not… if we have […]

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Human gaps

26 Feb 2020

Last night was book-ended by two brilliant pieces of writing. Both by a David. Firstly, David Whyte’s profound essay on Alone in his wonderful book Consolations. The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. “Alone, we live in our bodies as a question rather than a statement. The permeability of being alone asks us […]

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The gap between Q and A

25 Feb 2020

Yesterday’s musings on questions or answers spun off a delightful side conversation. What about the space between the question and the answer? The gap we hold open for ours and other’s thinking. Because silence often prompts a polarity of responses: Fill it – quickly! Or the courage to go further and explore what’s really there, […]

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Questions or answers?

24 Feb 2020

It’s a little like the issue of which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer is both. It’s difficult to think of a question in the abstract. Where would you even start? However, which adds the most value and opens up the possibilities? Then surely it is working on questions. In almost whatever […]

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Your place matters…

22 Feb 2020

As thoughtful changemakers, we can become lost and lose ourselves. When this happens we need someone to remind us that ‘your place matters’

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