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One step

This step.The little one just in front of you.Breathe.It’s yours to take ~ We often tell ourselves that we need to do something significant and meaningful to feel like we’re making progress. Yet every movement begins with the first step. We don’t have to make it big. As Stefan Powell kindly reminded me: You don’t …

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On choosing to let go

All beginnings involve risk because they ask us to relinquish control. So we have a choice. And we are the only ones who can make it.

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Beginnings are emergent

While they are, by definition, new, beginnings do not appear out of thin air. They are part of a more extensive cycle of life, whether that’s naturally organic or ideas. As John O’Donohue writes in his introduction to the first part of Benedictus: A Book of Blessings – ‘All our beginnings happen with this continuity.’ …

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Wonder in the spaces

If things are too close together, we can’t see them properly. Like words. If they are crammed in, they lose their meaning. Or music. It’s the gaps between the notes that create the melody. Wonder needs breathing space.

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Present wisdom

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present… gratefully. – Maya Angelou Wise words to remind us how to be, especially in this moment.

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