Love…

Over and over again I find myself drawn back to this simple statement from poet Daniel Ladinsky . . .  it was given to me a few years back while I was training as an InterFaith minister, and it has never left me. I offer you no interpretation, no further insights, no personal exposition . …

Looking back . . .

I came back from a trip to Edinburgh on the train at the weekend – I love travelling by train, as it gives me a chance to think, to catch up on dreaming and planning. And I like to gaze out of the window and wonder, ponder, and marvel at the beauty of it all, …

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And another year rolls round.and we step boldly into 2015. For some, it’s just a number that changes on a calendar. For some of us, it’s an opportunity to look at the year ahead and decide that we want it to be different from last year. For me, 2014 was a year of dramatic contrast …

Wisdom from Londolozi

Londolozi is one of the original pioneering Private Game Reserves of the ecotourism industry in South Africa. The root of the word ‘Londolozi’ is the Zulu word for protect and means “protector of all living things” – an ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. The reserve is internationally …

Be curious…

David Bowie has always had a way with words, and this is one that has always spoke to me deep inside – while some quotes and phrases intrigue us with ‘that’s interesting’, others speak more deeply, awaking an almost visceral reaction inside where we know something is speaking to a more fundamental part of our …

Rules? What rules?

“I thought there were rules?” (Tiffany Aching) “Oh? Really? Did you sign anything? Did you take any kind of oath? No? Then they weren’t your rules.”  (Granny Weatherwax) (‘A Hat Full of Sky’, by Terry Pratchett) We live, as Morpheus observed in ‘The Matrix’ in a world governed by rules. And as he went on …

Step into your imagination

Everything that has ever been created existed first in imagination. And for most of those things, someone said ‘that’s never going to work’ – ‘that’s impossible’ – ‘you’re crazy’ – ‘they’ll never agree to that’ – ‘look at the facts’ – ‘it’s too hard’ – ‘be realistic’. . . The people who truly make a …

Create yourself . . .

It’s all too easy sometimes to say ‘that’s just who I am’ – to surrender who we could be based on a series of disempowering stories the world has fed us. But perhaps it’s time to say ‘THIS is who I am’. to decide to write a new story and step into being the person …