Do the little things in life


This was the phrase that echoed through David’s life and were his last words to his brothers. ‘Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do.’ Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd – do the little things in life. Today is our national day in Wales: … Read more

A long obedience in the same direction

Keep on walking, even if the way is not straight. This has been one of my challenges of late, and I know that I’m not alone. It can be tiring to plod on, day after day when you can’t see the end in sight. Yet this is where meaning arises. Not the ecstatic sense of … Read more

Weeding wisdom


Yesterday, we were attacking the abundance of weeds and grasses that had sprung up around the house, which had got entirely out of hand. In clearing a large pot, that had become home to a huge mat of grasses, I realised I couldn’t pull them all out in one go. Not only was it far … Read more

Yes, not how!


The Answer to How is Yes: Acting on What Matters is a brilliantly insightful book by Peter Block. Written nearly 20 years ago, it’s even more relevant today. If we are asking how can I do this? We are probably hiding. And if we’re asking this for real, we’re probably expecting that someone else has … Read more

Fruitful tenacity

fruitful tenacity

After finishing yesterday’s thoughts on generous persistence I walked up the valley. It takes time to adjust our perspective and the physical rhythm of walking helps, wherever we are. Readjusting my gaze, I started to notice an abundance of generous persistence all around me. The new fern shoots starting to unfurl through the dusty ground. … Read more

Generous persistence


“Generous persistence” Isn’t this a great phrase? It sums up the kind of person I want to be and suspect the world around me needs. It caught my attention on replaying Seth Godin’s Akimbo podcast for last week – Fooled by Spectrum. But I also know that when stretched my tendency is to let go … Read more