Our life in multiple layers


Our minds appreciate simplicity. Is it this, or is it that? Yet life is rarely that straightforward. Indeed the richness of life is often in the paradoxes we experience. It’s this and that. And more. Yet sometimes, we can only see this when we are right up close at the point of tension. Because only … Read more

A beautiful paradox of solitude


Solitude. It’s the place we sometimes shy away from to avoid being faced with our feelings of emptiness, brokenness, or shame. Yet it’s also the only place we can truly discover who we are. To encounter our core in its unfettered beauty. Perhaps it’s in this paradox of running toward while running away from solitude … Read more

Quiet disruptors – a timely paradox


For most of us, this is the most significant upheaval we’ve ever been through. However, I’d suggest that this time of change and chaos has an underlying tectonic shift, one that’s now gathering pace. There are many indications that this is the birth of the post-modern, post-industrial era. And the thing with births is that … Read more

Coming to rest


Coming to rest isn’t the same as switching off. It’s not zoning out and being passive. Instead, it’s probably the place where we become most fully alive. Because we’re not striving. Without rest, we are simply consuming calories to keep going. As I wandered around the valley this morning I see a place at rest, … Read more