may not be the reason we do them. Yes, very cryptic, but I think you’ll understand what I mean if I give a few examples.
An insightful young woman recently shared with me about attending a meeting in Brisbane. Continue reading “why we do the things we do”
Maybe the warts are what we need?
Maybe the challenge is what we have to face to find out who we are?
Maybe we can’t actually open to tenderness, vulnerability and trust if we haven’t met despair up close and sensed it threaten everything we’ve built?
So, how do we take ourselves from despair to something different? Continue reading “warts and all…and daffodils”
This is one question I’m trying to ask more regularly. When I’m stuck, when I just don’t know, when I feel reactive rather than creative, when I’m tired; the question moves me away from a narrow frame towards one that includes the world, the others I’m with, the situation I’m confronting. Continue reading “what is needed now?”
A week ago, I was walking through the Abbotsford convent in Melbourne. I was involved in a conference at the Sophia Mundi Steiner School, and there were lots of great happenings in other parts of the convent precinct as well. Continue reading “open hearted listening”
wakens wintered hearts
Out of the labyrinth
(a reminder about peace) Continue reading “out of the labyrinth”
In January 2015 I attended some training in teaching skills that was both thorough and helpful. It was a pressure cooker of a course, high on intellectual and practical demands and a little short on emotional care and reflection. At the end of the course, one of the other students said to me, ‘You know, I really appreciate what you taught me.’ I felt a little burst of self-regard—she must have been impressed with one of my newly acquired teaching strategies! Continue reading “against indignation”