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

2016 Review – The Business of Being Human

So here goes….my 2016 review. Make yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy….. Recovering from November 5th Big Blue Sky inaugural event was how 2016 started. A small team had pulled together an extraordinary feat. For me 30 years of attempting to pull together passionate diverse people to collaborate on a Moonshot type projects finally succeeded. This beautiful ecosystem lived … Read More

What are you devoted to? A gift for this holiday season.

Devotion…a words that rolls, plump with deliciousness, off my tongue. Not devotion in a religious sense, but devotion in its origins, to formally vow my attention to something. Vow my attention to something…? What is that something? Is it the daily urge to stay buried in social media? The reflex of needing to check my inbox? Is this devotion? Or … Read More

Are you late because of traffic or because you are traffic?

Are you late because of traffic or because you are traffic? I read this last week and stopped dead in my tracks. A subtle level of recognition of responsibility, that when spoken, removes our entangled connection to being a victim. And we are constantly, usually without realising, occupying the territory of victim hood. (Where we place the blame outside of … Read More

Providing Context – a fundamental communication skill

Context – Simple version. The container that holds the text. But we get this wrong so many times, and the result…misunderstanding, broken hearts, polarisation, war, death… Nothing ever occurs in isolation. There is always a container that holds the text. The story. The reason why. The source code. Context. Truth is, if you do not provide your own context other … 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