Our role in a bigger story?

our role in a bigger story

I wonder whose story we are part of. In our dominant western culture, we do tend to think in terms of our individual lives. What’s the story we tell ourselves and others about who we are and what we’re about. But actually, even then we are part of a bigger relational narrative. What we do … Read more

Looking and seeing

looking and seeing

It’s Monday morning and unusually for me I’ve just done the weekly family shop. Wandering down the aisles people are in a daze. Going slower than the usual Saturday crowd. Is this just Monday morning shoppers? There wasn’t a big match last night – Wales played Tonga on Saturday. Actually, over the weekend the supermarket … Read more

Asking again…

asking again

Asking again… There’s so much we need to re-learn if we’re really going to make a difference, including unblocking asking ourselves questions. But it’s worth it.

The power of asking…

the power of asking

Why do we find it so difficult to ask? Whether this is asking for help, for someone to do something for us, for information or advice. Or to be listened to, and be taken seriously (or not so seriously). We struggle. Or at least I struggle. But isn’t this so stupid! What it actually says … Read more

It takes real courage

it takes real courage

It takes courage to leap across a chasm, or reach out in the dark. It takes more than we think we have, to stretch out beyond our boundaries. To do things that are uncomfortable, that we might not feel sufficiently confident to attempt. Or requires us to relinquish control. We could fail… So why do … Read more

Be bold!

be bold

Bold has two slightly different meanings depending on whether it’s applied to a person or to an object. This is really interesting because I wonder if we tend to confuse the two. An object displays boldness on the outside – having a strong, vivid or clear appearance. And conjures up the idea of being striking, … Read more