Beauty of Beginnings – July 16th | Beauty of Beginnings

Imagine if Barbra Streisand did not sing. If she said she would no longer sing at all. Or if Leonardo DaVinci did not paint. If Banksy never put his work into the world. If Donald Glover stayed small and safe? Some artists have a talent that is singular and soaring. Inarguable. Others, people like us, are no lesser bestowed with … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – July 13th | Beauty of Beginnings

When was the last time you changed your mind about a deeply entrenched belief? Or…more mildy, when have you been open to having one of your sacred cows up for challenge? Most of us hold righteous fundamental views about some things. There are some views worth fighting for. Human justice. Dignity. Sovereign rights. Responsibilities. There are many beliefs and views … 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

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

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

The Longing to be Seen

  March 8th, 2016 Somewhere, long ago I went to seek love from another And in that moment They rejected me. I shrank In that moment my Being was diminished From that small place I told myself A story It went something like this…. “I am not worthy enough to have my basic needs met” In that moment, when I … Read More

Two approaches – abundant of spirit, or critical, righteous and the prima-donna

Two approaches One. Yesterday I saw myself in less than favourable colours. I attended an event and I walked in with preconceived judgement that was sourced from some field of my old default pattern of superiority. “I know better.” This approach shut down a whole world of possibility. I squeezed myself into a narrow field of righteousness. And criticism. Exactly … Read More