Choosing the long way round


Picking up the heavy bag of alpaca feed, I had a choice. Climb straight up the steep field and over the fence, or take the track that traversed the hillside. I’m glad I chose the track. It gave me time to unwind from the pace of the day. Time to notice what was going on … Read more

Catching the light


At this time of year,it matters where you stand. Choose well. At this time of day,it matters what direction you face. Choose with care. At this moment in time,there are paths before you. Choose with intention. + Sue Heatherington

Choosing how to live this day


May I live this day Compassionate of heart,Clear in word,Gracious in awareness,Courageous in thought,Generous in love. + John O’Donohue, excerpt from For Matins, in Benedictus: A Book of Blessings The choices we make define us. Let’s choose well for the days ahead.

The light that our ruin lets in


Dare we stand in the cracks, the broken places that our reactions have created? Do we choose to walk away, or kneel? Here, faced with the choices, who will we choose: the hero or ourselves? THE LIGHT THAT OUR RUIN LETS IN There is the falling. The breaking.The tearing open. The pulled apart.The head buried … Read more

Being in this moment of time


While today marks the end of an era, it is also a day like all others. Where we make a multitude of small choices that tilt our lives in one direction or another. And as I write, I am looking at John O’Donohue’s words from his blessing for Matins May I live this day Compassionate … Read more