Patiently waiting to emerge

11 Oct 2021
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Beauty is not always what we see at first sight. Perhaps it’s because we’re not expecting it and need to look from a different angle. Or what we see is still emerging. Like a newborn, this isn’t its finished form. This week I want to walk with the good words of John O’Donohue’s blessing For […]

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Being – on the return journey

09 Oct 2021
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Wandering through life and appreciating good conversations along the way, this journey increasingly feels like an arc rather than a straight line. And here the words of T S Eliot at the end of Little Gidding, from Four Quartets, become more and more real: We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our […]

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Being – the place we all start

08 Oct 2021
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“In the bigger scheme of things, the universe is not asking us to do something, the universe is asking us to be something. And that’s a whole different thing.” – Lucille Clifton These profoundly insightful words from the poet Lucille Clifton say it all. Being is where we started. All of us. And we forget […]

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Good words are like water

07 Oct 2021
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When I got my first CEO job, Steve bought me a little watering can. This was because I love having plants in my workspace. Yet, it was also a visual reminder to water with words of encouragement. Water refreshes and invigorates. We need it to flourish. And similarly, the words that surround us are like […]

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Releasing the flow of good words

06 Oct 2021
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Make good trouble. This was the beautiful thread running through Makers + Mavericks 21 run by David Hieatt and team over the weekend. Make good trouble. A manifesto in a simple phrase summing up a heartbeat and inspiring hope. And to make good trouble, we need to release the flow of more good words to […]

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Good words to walk with

05 Oct 2021
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Making good trouble starts with creating good words. Not flashy, arrogant words that say look at me. Nor timid words that drain us of hope. But good words, shaped with purpose, that sees the others and invites them along.

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