Getting No-Where: Moving On

Do you feel like you are rowing with great effort, and yet getting no-where? Have you double-checked if there are any ropes still tying you to the bank? When we have the impulse to move on but are getting no-where, despite making lots of effort, it’s a good bet that we’ve probably missed untying a Continue reading »

Be Happy, Be Loving, Be Free: The Thread That Runs Through

Be happy, loving and free. Does anyone not like the sound of this? How would your life be different if you felt happy, loving and free all the time? Probably there would be more easiness, lightness and flow for starters. Here are some thoughts to get going. Be happy. Do you find that your happiness Continue reading »

Being Right to Being Your Best

It’s tough having to be right, right?  You have to always be alert, to step in, to cajole, correct, pick up the pieces… The demands are endless and the stress just keeps building.  But what if we gave up having to be right?  What would we lose?  What would we gain? Gains: Yes, my experience Continue reading »

Work In Progress

No masterpiece is created in one sitting, although the vision of the outcome is clear in the artist’s mind before he or she begins. No canvas or stone is perfect to begin with. It is what the artist sees that creates the value, as in Michelangelo’s David, that was a cracked and discarded piece of Continue reading »

The Foundational Relationship

Do you look for depth in your relationships? Do they feel a bit superficial? Have you tried being more caring, forgiving or being a better listener and yet you still feel that there isn’t that depth? Why is this? Has anyone told you before that our first relationship is with ourselves? Not knowing our own Continue reading »

Do You Have a Favourite Door?

When one door closes another opens, right?  We know these opening doors offer opportunities, newness or changes at crossroads in our lives.  How good are we though at spotting the doors in front of us and determining which one we really want to go through?  Is there an ideal mindset for different doors? Doors you Continue reading »

Ponderings on Perseverance

Perseverance is more than pig-headedness. It’s the ability to keep your objective or goal in mind whilst taking or determining an action towards that goal. The key to perseverance isn’t in worrying about what’s gone wrong, not working, or not being done right. It is simply in knowing (not seeing) that this moment is just Continue reading »

Thrive in Uncertainty: 3 Anchors

Today we find ourselves in a time of great uncertainty and instability. It seems that anything can happen at any time, be it economic, environmental, health-related or people-related. Where do we anchor ourselves in such times? When our previous anchors come loose, what can we do? What is certain and unchanging? There are three inner Continue reading »

Do You Have a Gardener?

Do you have a gardener’s approach to life?  Here are some of the approaches you’ll have when you do… Love nature. A gardener knows that everything has a reason to be.  Everything, no matter how small, is an important part of the whole and, whether we see it or not, is making a big difference, Continue reading »

Non-Violence: The Challenge and Hope

Non-Violence: the challenge and hope Gandhi invited us to ‘be the change we wish to see in the world.’ This is one of those statements that is easy to understand, yet not so easy to do.  So, how can we individually start addressing the challenge and the hope of non-violence? One thing we can begin with is Continue reading »

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