Chasing wonder

In “Big Magic”, the wonderful book on creativity by Elizabeth Gilbert, she talks about those moments when she finds herself bruised and battered, her ego damaged from some failure or criticism. It’s at these points that she asks the question of her soul: “what is it that you want, dear one?” And the answer is …

Crooked Trails

A friend of mine sent me this quote many years back, and I have always loved it – and tried to live my life by it. Until recently, I had not realised it was part of a larger quote, which really sent fingers of excitement running up and down my spine when I read it. …

Changing your story

A little while back I was asked why I see humans as privileged, compared, say, with animals or insects. The context was a debate on whether we have the power to change our circumstances, or whether some of us our powerless to change a bad situation. As a good friend of mine put it – …

Stepping into miracles

I write these posts knowing that if I found something thought provoking, inspiring or helpful, then someone else will too. A Course In Miracles reminds us that we teach what we need to learn, and so in sharing things that speak to my heart, they become more real to me too. Sometimes here I share …

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 …

Set your heart free . . .

Here’s a wonderful extract from one of my very favourite authors, Martha Beck. “Sonya was stuck. Every time she came in for a session, she seemed more inextricably wedged into a life she hated. It wasn’t that she lacked means: Born to wealth and privilege, Sonya had beauty, education, and the talent to become what …

Buddhism and bliss

Terry nails it again. Overnight, nothing will change to make our problems look better. The morning simply brings a new clear light to shine on the things that face us. And yet, as we decide to choose to change our own attitudes and acceptance of what is – as we learn to be happy in …

Finding the big happy

It’s been a busy weekend for me. my friend is celebrating ten years running her dance school, so it was all stops out for the celebration weekend. which went a bit like this: Motorcycle 20 miles to van rental. Arrive late. Too late. Motorcycle 50 miles to dance venue instead of going in van. Lay …