Beauty of Beginnings – February 10th | beauty of Beginnings

This morn I woke with a head filled with a thousand tugging thoughts all woven together in a shroud of confusion. In this state there is not much to be done but to get outside and move, preferably in nature. To not think. To not attempt to untangle the knots. Simply to be. After close to an hour of running, … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 9th | Beauty of Beginnings

Let’s speak of desire. Not the packaged form of desire that our culture reveres, which is more akin to addiction and superficial want. Not the desire of lust, which is a sign of the hollow shell of our emptiness. But desire, the deepest clearest wanting that lies below the grasping. To separate the reflexive desires we have been taught to … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 8th | Beauty of Beginnings

Drop below your fear. Stand in the silence of the flow that is your existence. Sense the whole arc of your life, the future and the past, present with you in this moment. Sense the many also present, holding you gently, silently, waiting for you to ask for their help and guidance. Listen to the Truth that is uncontaminated by … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 7th | Beauty of Beginnings

Ask. For help. For support. To be held. For feedback. Failure to ask is a form of rejection. People want to participate. To give. Be included. If you are that nervous about asking, give the person you are asking easy permission to say no in the asking. Ask for the impossible. Ask for a miracle. Keep asking. You’ll get better … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 6th | Beauty of Beginnings

A reflection on the art of arriving… Walking into an airport arrival hall in the United Arab Emirates well before first light to the sound of morning prayer and the muted din of a melange of humanity waiting to be permitted to gain entry into a new country gave me pause to reflect on the art of arriving. Arrival halls at … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 5th

Sometimes we need to slow down in order to speed up. To have days where there is no set agenda, no schedule, no to do list. Float days. Moving from one inspiration to another, as they arise. Our nervous system gets a reset. We stop striving. We become. And as we become, the field of creativity awakens. This is how … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 4th

Below the thrashing beat of stress is a place that is still. Last night, in  the dark hours, awake and perturbed, I sunk below the frenzy of a million thoughts and a myriad of emotions, and found that still place. It was an oasis. The day had been a tangle of schizophrenic energies. My sleep had been a skate sleep … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 3rd

What captures your devotion? Where in your life do you commit to the sacred in you? How do you express devotion to your work, your relationships? Or perhaps, where might devotion become a pillar of your existence, giving your life and identity a shape that is currently absent? The word devotion is one of my favourite words. Up there with … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 2nd | beauty of Beginnings

How do we bow our heads in gratitude when our world feels broken? Is there a place, in the depths of our fear and pain, to stand in gratitude for it all, exactly as it is? To do this we must step back from what is and become the observer of the whole. And in so doing we create a … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 1st | Beauty of Beginnings

As I gaze at a very stormy wild sea on this February morning I am again reminded by nature that her violence is as beautiful as her calm. The ocean is responding to the effects of the full moon overnight, and a confluence of events in our atmosphere that we humans have affected for good or bad. How do we … Read More