A fruitful rest


A fruitful rest? Somehow this tips on its head all our culture tries to tell us. That we earn fruitfulness, that it only comes through striving. And rest is a means to an end. But what if we’ve misunderstood the very nature of life? THE FECUND FALLOW And what if all this waiting;this trembling body … Read more

Remembering to breathe in and breathe out


Breathing is an integral part of life, right? Yes. We couldn’t live without it. But what about the whole of our lives: do we build in time for deeper breathing? If we are always on the go, where is our reflection? How do we see where we’ve been, what brought us here and where we … Read more

Being in our place of delight


I love the way e e cummings links the others’ believing in us with our taking the risk of delight. This insight is a massive relief for those of us who feel we must earn our rest and play. I wonder, what is your place of delight and what enables you to step inside? ~ … Read more

Coming to a new place of rest


I’m not sure we can truly come to a place of rest if we don’t love ourselves. Yes, it’s a journey. And no, this isn’t about a propensity to make excuses. Loving ourselves isn’t about putting ourselves first, ranking our worthiness, or excusing our failures. Instead, it’s the place of honesty, reality and grace. Where … Read more

Choosing to rest in the unknown


We’ve been taught to fear the unknown – that it’s a scary place. Yet, in reality, we live here daily while wearing lenses that give us a false sense of control. And because of these ways of seeing, we assume we can live in a world of relative order, or at least minimal surprises at … Read more

Resting in the inner place


Place is more than geographical territory. It is within us too. If we are not at home in ourselves, then everywhere has a sense of alienation. So perhaps at this time, we need to rest awhile and come home. To be rooted in our inner being for the days ahead. This is John O’Donohue’s blessing … Read more