Beauty of Beginnings – February 21st | Beauty of Beginnings

Falling.. Being reduced to needing to be held. Cared for. Requiring that we put aside our independence and become dependant. Being reminded, all over again, that we are not functional as solitary individuals. Unity is plural. At minimum two.* I am better in partnership. You are better in partnership. Falling to earth, into the humis, the mud and dirt of … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 20th | Beauty of Beginnings

Today I return home after a journey around the world. I have stepped into cultures far from my own. Seen wealth that divides us so completely for its ability to buy almost anything..except of course health, love and true friendship. (And I have these in such abundance I am rich indeed) Walked the path of history, scholarship, education. And travelled … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 19th | Beauty of Beginnings

Fatigue… There is the wonderful satisfying fatigue of doing a really good day of hard physical exercise. There is the fulfilling fatigue of working on a project against the clock until it is done. There is a fatigue from having all of your emotional resources squeezed out of you until your being is desiccated. And there is the fatigue of … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 18th | Beauty of Beginnings

When I was young and had my first experience of betrayal, I knew I stood at a cross-roads. Do I harden my heart, or do I stay soft enough to trust first? I knew I wanted to live a life believing in the good of people. To give them the space to show up and be decent as their first … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 17th | Beauty of Beginnings

The freedom of familiarity, the blessing of change. Amid a world of turbulence a sense of freedom can be found in the familiar. Relationships that have endured decades. The simple touch of your bare feet on a well walked floor. The placement of a chair in the dark as you navigate your home in a blackout. The habits and peccadilloes … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 16th | Beauty of Beginnings

Tenuous. Precious. On this day as a dear friend has had her life turned upside down with a cancer diagnosis on top of paralysis from the waist down due to the cancer – as her first symptom, and my beautiful daughter celebrates her birthday, I am reminded again of the tenuousness of life. One moment this, and then that. Disaster. … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 15th | Beauty of Beginnings

Too much. Sometimes beauty overwhelms us and we simply do not have the capacity to allow it all in. Other times we are caught in the trap of fear that circles around and around, grinding us down with its exhaustive consumption. In its overwhelm, beauty completely humbles. In its seeming absence, finding beauty is the antidote to the heartache of … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 14th | Beauty of Beginnings

Shall we fall in love or orbit in love? Love is the metaphysical gravity that holds the perfect symmetry of relationship. To fall in love is to fall into the field of another, and in the process lose ourselves as we merge. To orbit in love is to maintain right relationship with the other, neither too close nor too far. … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 13th | Beauty of Beginnings

Today I consider what it means to partner with. To be in partnership. It is something I love doing more than almost anything. Partnership implies the absence of a dominator hierarchy. We are in this together. No one person is the boss as a primus. We may have different levels of authority within a partnership based on our skills and … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – February 11th | Beauty of Beginnings

Making art, bringing your love to life through the medium of what we currently call work…these actions when done from wholeheartedness, invoke the sacred. Yet our temptations are rife to steal from the integrity of our art and instead consider as a first priority, making money. (Or becoming powerful or famous) **If your prime reason for doing it is to … Read More