Language for a new emergence


Our challenge isn’t to accurately describe what we can see. Instead, it’s the opportunity to capture what we can’t see – yet. And the usual way we use words is woefully inadequate. We need a new language for this emerging now. One which doesn’t try to put us in control, but alongside.

On the gentle emergence of beauty


Beauty is not in a hurry. It doesn’t shout before it is ready, until it is formed in the secret place. Then it emerges, responding to light and love, and sings its transcendent song. ‘What is real is almost always, to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood by the part of … Read more

Which way is the wind blowing?


My friend Diane Wyzga offered an astute comment on yesterday’s post Unfurling, being open to catch the wind. “Even if we are not quite sure what the work is, being open helps us catch the wind to see one way or another.” She is right. For many of us are still a work in progress. … Read more

Unfurling into the grace of beginning


Yes. That’s all it takes. Not if’s and but’s and maybe’s. Simply yes. Though your destination is not yet clearYou can trust the promise of this opening;Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginningThat is at one with your life’s desire. The fifth verse from John O’Donohue’s blessing: For a New Beginning. ~ Cheering on those … Read more

Patiently waiting to emerge


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 … Read more