Soft underbelly

07 Aug 2020
soft-underbelly

We avertour gaze,hopingno one elseis looking. Owningourselves –a tough callwe’d ratheravoid. Pretendingthe surfaceis allthere isto see and failing totouch thebeautythat makesus real. …Wild Angelica from a different angle

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Good questions

06 Aug 2020
good-questions

“The marvellous thing about a good question is that it shapes our identity as much by the asking as it does by the answering.” David Whyte I love this wise insight from the poet David Whyte. And suspect it is even more relevant today than when penned in 2011. In the article – 10 Questions […]

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In the darkness

05 Aug 2020
in-the-darkness

We crave certaintyand light,as if darknessisn’t a placeof growth. Yet we wereformedin darkness,and in shadowswe mature. We arestretchedin our imaginationwhen certaintycan’t be seen.

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Gazing

04 Aug 2020
gazing

Just looking. I wonder why we make things so complicated. As if it’s an improvement. When we could be feasting on beauty.

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We are all poets

03 Aug 2020
we-are-all-poets

What an astonishing thought! No, don’t rush away, pause for a moment instead of discounting yourself. These are the thoughtful words of Meg Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers in A simpler way: “We peered out through our senses, describing our experience of what we think reality to be. We choose images to convey our experience. We […]

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Seeing Differently

01 Aug 2020
seeing-differently

“Each of us is responsible for how we see, and how we see determines what we see. Seeing is not merely a physical act: the heart of the vision is shaped by the state of the soul.”(John O’Donohue, Divine Beauty) You know those occasions when something you read takes your breath away? This morning it […]

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