Being awake to new possibilities


May my mind come alive todayTo the invisible geographyThat invites me to new frontiers,To break the dead shell of yesterdays,To risk being disturbed and changed. + John O’Donohue, from ‘A Morning Offering’, in Benedictus: A Book of Blessings This is not a comfortable or comforting space. But it is alive with possibilities.

Travelling between here and there


Yesterday, I was musing on Sharing what we find.* So it only seems right to share something I found, courtesy of Joanna Maberly: “In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and between them are doors.” – William Blake Joanna opens her thoughtful piece on Thresholds: An Invitation to … Read more

The gift of good endings


Usually, we are pretty good at beginnings. Starting something new has an energy and a sense of vision–where we hope it will go. Endings, on the other hand, tend to be the territory that we avoid. Our experience suggests they are likely to be uncomfortable or sad. So we avoid them or find a way … Read more

How we approach thresholds is in our gift


You may have noticed that I’m fascinated by thresholds. The space between the now and not yet, or the gap filled with anticipation, where anything could happen. Because this is the unknown, we have not been here before. In fact, our days are filled with thresholds. We just don’t notice them. But sometimes we know … Read more

New paths and live possibilities


Each day offers a fresh invitation to step forward. Yesterday’s manna is stale, its breath spent. Yet the new paths we tread are within a landscape that has been here for millennia. This doesn’t deny the courage we need in facing our unknowns. Or the risk we take in choosing to live with new possibilities. … Read more

Courage to face the line


The lovely people with whom I share a Friday lunchtime call – the Polar Bears co-working group from The Creative’s Workshop – have often explored the lines we draw. Yesterday we yet again visited the question of boundaries. Lines that give us a healthy frame for what we do. And the lines we need to … Read more