Finding our new rhythm

18 Oct 2021

I stood by the waterside for a while before I noticed the pattern of the ripples. You have to be still enough to see these small movements in the late afternoon light, especially when there’s only a faint breeze. It takes a while to settle into this way of being with the water. And then […]

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Coming home to a new rhythm

16 Oct 2021

I’ve been looking forward to this last verse of John O’Donohue’s blessing For a New Beginning all week! These words have drawn me through the reality and vulnerability of the earlier verses. Knowing it would be worth it in the end. Awaken your spirit to adventure;Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;Soon you […]

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Unfurling into the grace of beginning

15 Oct 2021

Yes. That’s all it takes. Not if’s and but’s and maybe’s. Simply yes. Though your destination is not yet clearYou can trust the promise of this opening;Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginningThat is at one with your life’s desire. The fifth verse from John O’Donohue’s blessing: For a New Beginning. ~ Cheering on those […]

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What we see is our choice

14 Oct 2021

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,And out you stepped onto new ground,Your eyes young again with energy and dream,A path of plenitude opening up before you. As my friend, Amos Doornbos often remarks: the choice is up to us. ~ This is the fourth verse of John O’Donohue’s blessing: For a New Beginning.

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Please don’t close your heart

13 Oct 2021

We don’t always know when it’s time to move or to change. Yet often, something occurs that throws the folly of the comfort blanket we are holding into sharp relief. We didn’t realise – until we did – that we were holding back. And then we can’t unknow. It watched you play with the seduction […]

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A most necessary release

12 Oct 2021

It’s hard to let go of things that have defined us. Yet, we cannot both hold on to the old and grasp the new simultaneously. Indeed, this voyage into autumn reminds us that death precedes re-birth. The leaf must change colour. The seed has to fall. This stripping away is essential to prepare for the […]

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