On being human. Seeing the world from our knees.

The extraordinary Parker Palmer wrote he was a “contemplative by catastrophe.” Krista Tippett in an interview with Tim Ferriss talked about wisdom and age. And Alain de Botton talked with Krista Tippett about love and relationships. All the while, I struggled with my own inner demons and questioned everything…all my effort, my dedication, my persistence…why? and for what? And at … Read More

Die Exhausted from Creativity

Retire from what? We can only retire from that which steals from our soul. Showing up each day in service to something far greater than our singular self is an additive, enriching every fibre of our being. I cannot imagine a life of stopping. I want to be so thoroughly used up. I want each day to feel alive with … Read More

On responsibility – what did I do when I knew?

What did I do when I knew? What did I do when I knew that allowing business to put money into politics corrupts? Completely. That extracting a single other ounce of fossil fuels from Earth means our grandchildren’s lives might not be tolerable? That the purpose of a limited liability corporation is to avoid liability while making a maximum return … Read More

Desire as Source – a call home to our truest self

How easy is it to live life under a veil of cultural entrainment. How hard sometimes to wake up. My protestant Aussie childhood insisted that desire was wrong. To desire…. Anything… Then the world of stuff insisted that desire was right. To desire the fast sexy car, the big house, the fabulous bank account. It seemed easy to desire these … Read More

We really are all connected – even our photo’s now live in the same building

In a beautiful and emotively shocking presentation on the Gold Coast this past Sunday by a South East Queenslander now London based, Liam Young, the image of Facebook’s storage facilities were shown. This place of black and blue and machines and very carefully controlled temperature in a shed in a remote place in Oregon houses the photo’s of our lives. … Read More

Descending to the field of calm

Somewhere beneath the chaos is a place of calm. Constant, steady, ever present. We each share this centre. It is the thread that binds us all. I suspect this place of calm is a common field…the field that Rumi wrote of when he said “out beyond the idea of right doing and wrong doing, there is a field….I will meet … Read More

A touch of Grace

Grace meets you right where it finds you, but it does not leave you where it found you. Anne Lamont The thing about despair is that the moment we open ourselves to receiving Grace, Grace will find us. That may be as simple as the sunrise. Or a chat with a seagull. It may be the impulse to get out … Read More

Nature brings us to life

We come alive in nature. Even against our will. It is hard not to settle your feet into the ground, to become present to the touch of the breeze, to slow down your breathing. Is it because nature is alive? And in its aliveness it reminds us of our deadness? Our divorce from things that bring us alive? We have … Read More