Beauty of Beginnings – July 8th | Beauty of Beginnings

Asking the right questions. The Western mind has, through history, asked how we enable humans to survive and profit without consideration of the all-in-cost. A better question, known in many indigenous cultures, might be…how can humans thrive in harmony with nature? Why does it have to be win lose? Surely with our ingenuity and imagination, we can thrive in a … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 6th | Beauty of Beginnings

Spaciousness The room to breath. Nothing to do, nowhere to go. The human form of winter. Essential to healthy existence. Spaciousness enables our being to become vast. To unshackle from the to do list. To cross the ocean of imagination. To be mesmerised by the night sky. Our resistance to spaciousness might be a sign that there is something within … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 5th | Beauty of Beginnings

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade, And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down  And cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame I am leaving, I am leaving,  But the fighter still remains. *The Boxer, Simon and Garfunkel This is one of my most favourite songs. … Read More

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