Showing 10 Result(s)

Follow the madness

Over and over again I find myself coming back to this quote from poet Daniel Ladinsky. There is a beauty to it, but also a rawness to it, and a sense of unstoppable magical power. Sometimes, we need to rediscover madness to step forward. A sense of craziness, a personal insanity that draws us past …

Remember Love . . .

I find myself often drawn back to this wonderful quote by poet Daniel Ladinsky. In fact, I have often felt that the only reason I enrolled in the Interfaith Seminary was simply to hear this one simple truth. Love provides the energy and the impetus for all that we do – love is what makes …

Why on earth not?

People tell me that it’s impossible for us to live like this. And I want to know ‘why?’. They say it can’t be done. And I ask ‘why not?’ They say there are more important things to think about. And I say that these are the important things. Get these right, and the rest of …

It’s your choice . . .

Sydney Harris, the US news correspondent, told of visiting a friend for a weekend. Each evening he would walk to the corner with his friend to buy the evening newspaper. Although the friend was cheerful and pleasant, the newspaper seller would always reply with a grunt. Harris commented one night “he’s a mighty unpleasant fellow, …

Who would you be if you knew who you really are?

Sometimes it’s really hard to recognise ourselves as magical and powerful beings. It’s tough to recognise the wizard in you in and among the detritus of daily life. It’s difficult to see the adventurer in you when you’re buried under the worries and troubles of holding things together. It’s hard to know you’re a hero …

Putting the world together . . .

  Who? Me? Put the world back together? Yup. You and me. One random act of kindness at a time. A thousand moments of sharing a little bit of love. It doesn’t have to be neat. It doesn’t have to be tidy. It doesn’t have to be obvious. It can be messy as hell, and …

Messy Love. Crazy Love.

“Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through …

Let’s hear it for Love

I could carry on trying to say what Erica said in different words… but, as Reed says in the movie ‘Valentine’s Day’: “Love is the only shocking act left on the planet” Let’s hear it for Love.  

Choose Only Love

On Friday, Valentine’s Day will be upon us (just in case you hadn’t remembered – I’m just acting as a public service, particularly for the male members of the species who, if they wish to survive until 15th February, had better darn well remember). Although movies and media have done their part to mythologise love, …