Why might we welcome disturbance?

Sometimes our language is simply too narrow. We have one word when we need several with more nuance. ‘Disturbance’ is one of them. There’s a world of difference between being disturbed by something repulsive and something that questions our mindset, enabling us to see with a healthier perspective. The word also doesn’t allow for timeliness. …

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No way back…

There’s a path in the woods where the dog and I used to walk every day. I haven’t been there as often since she died a month ago. And now the path is overgrown with bramble and bracken. In some places, I can’t even find the track again. This is a visceral reminder for me …

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What stops us from moving?

So what stops us from moving forward? We often think it is fear or not enough discipline and willpower. Or perfectionism – we don’t want to fail. Perhaps it’s not knowing enough or being unclear about where we are going. Yes, all of these and more are contributors. And each of us will have our …

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Disturbing the present

What disturbs you? Does it disturb you enough to do something about it? And how far would you go? These are uncomfortable words, and they often drive us in one direction. More. Louder. Faster. Yet disturbing the present may require turning off the noise, quietening the constant chatter in our heads, and being still enough …

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