The gift of seeing through your eyes


Because we often look at the same things as others, we assume that we all see the same. Here’s the thing, we don’t. And if we think about it, we can’t. I love the simple invitation from Rick Rubin below: Look for what you noticebut no one else sees. + Rick Rubin, The Creative Act: … Read more

At the end of the day


It’s the end of the day, and darkness is closing in. I’m usually back indoors by this time. Yet last night, I was still high up on the hillside, trying to see where the sheep had come in. An old rusty gate had finally been released from the twine that held it in place for … Read more

The unexpected gift of wild


We often tend to gravitate toward the gift of certainty and familiarity. The call of the wild can feel somewhat alien. Yet here is the place – inside and out – where we encounter things far deeper. Experiences that liberate our soul. Here is the gift of a poem from my friend Tracy Ingham, which … Read more

What is your beautiful gift?


What an expansive and life-giving question to start the new year! It came from the delightful and brilliantly insightful Dr Ernesto Sirolli*. What do you love to do, that brings you alive and makes you shine from the inside? It may be buried away, unused in a compartment of your life that you rarely let … Read more

The Christmas gift


The best gift you can receive is life and knowing you are loved. And the best gift you can give is yourself, expressed through your heart. May we unwrap both this day.

Being at peace in the waiting


Advent is from the Latin adventus: ‘coming’. However, this isn’t a vague ‘maybe something is around the corner’. It is active anticipation of coming into place, or view or even being. Yet how we wait makes a difference. Not to what is approaching, but to us and our seeing and being. There is peace – … Read more