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Stopping to take a good look at ourselves (and noticing the anatomy of fear)

The fact that so many of us, perhaps all of us, get some sort of kick out of worrying, whether we notice this or not, is one of the most fascinating things of all. It explains a great deal about humanity, how we are driven, what motivates us, why we mess up (repeatedly) and seem to get stuck. What is it we get out of worrying? Taking a deep existential plunge into this topic… Continue reading

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Degrees of quietude

I’m less than a week back home from the longest holiday I had had for three years; a trip that headed me off in the direction of the setting sun, away from the noisy, overstimulating Thames Valley and about as … Continue reading

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A place for introverts

If all they want is for us to keep on shifting the same old furniture of life around into different yet, ultimately, finite arrangements in an ever-repeating cycle then keeping us so busy, time-poor and obsessively preoccupied by each other is the way to go about it. But, if we want anything truly new to occur to us, the kind of breakthrough that shifts a paradigm, we need those who do far better left alone to be allowed to spend more time doing what they do, the way they do it, untampered with… Continue reading

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The way of the birds

Impossible to dwell anywhere but here and now when the birds are around. They call us back to this moment more efficiently than any reminder on some “app” designed to drag us away from our obsessions, our fixations and our ruminations (which I first mistyped “ruinations”…not far wrong!) Their antics and rhythms, their chatter and song keep us grounded in what really matters…so ironic, given they are born for the wing. Continue reading

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Today is not the same as yesterday

Just as when a new era begins, some start to know it, others lag behind, fixated with “hard” evidence that all all remains exactly as it was before… Continue reading

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Who I really am (exploring “the dreamer”)

Sometimes, getting very close to where we are meant to be and yet still feeling as though we do not quite fit (telling ourselves its “good enough”) can be the richest learning territory of our lives. The very “rub” of things that that don’t feel quite right, so very close to home (which you can almost see through that white picket fence…but you can’t get quite get to it or move in) can vasty accelerate the self-development process… Continue reading

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Gold where you are

Sometimes we don’t see gold for looking, or because we see what we expect to see, not what is actually there… Continue reading

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SLOWly easing into the New Year

“Rocket launch our lives” seems to be the definining energy of New year yet we all work so much better, more productively, when we do it to our own and Nature’s natural rhythms, which includes the circadian and circannual cycles. When we force ourselves out of Nature’s groves, we have to push ourselves so much harder…and our health always takes the toll, sooner or later. Burnout becomes near-inevitable but, more importantly, we often cut ourselves from our best gifts and most creative superpowers when we do this. Continue reading

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Lost…and found

You have to loose something in order to find it again, whether its a feeling (let’s say, the magic of Christmas) or even yourself…and its in the finding that we make ourselves more whole than we were to start with. Continue reading

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Camelot for a shining moment

In order to grow, the cycle has to transform into a spiral. The lockdown has to generate a growth tip that leads to something newer, “higher”, seen as though from a broader perspective; the overview. We all strive for balance but does uber-balance preclude the ability to develop a growth point, ending in stalemate or cancellation, or is this where we start to catch a glimpse of something golden through the mists of frustration? A journey through frustration to the glimpse of…something…through the mists. Continue reading

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