Image by Brian Garrity from Pixabay The Resources We are nearly at the midpoint of the solar year, and as the evenings deepen and lengthen it seems a perfect opportunity to gather around a fire and tell stories. And eat heartily and drink wine, obviously. Most of us love stories. Most of us heard stories … Continue reading Solstice stories
The Resources In my literary wanderings this week I picked up Walk Humbly by Samuel Wells, which is a book that is designed for dipping into and savouring rather than reading from start to finish. I then flipped it open at the chapter titled Be One Body The opening sentences gave me pause: Imagine being … Continue reading On Oneness
The resources I've been slowly reading The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski, a book that looks at what death can teach us about living fully, and this week I blazed through Harriet Lerner's the Dance of Intimacy, a book that looks at how to change patterns of relating that keep us stuck in a dance … Continue reading On the way to intimacy
Photo by Tania Melnyczuk on Unsplash The Resources This past weekend I was in beautiful Hanmer Springs with an excellent group of people exploring together the possibilities for many different ways to embody and live the journey of life with faith, hope and love. There were many wise insights offered from what had been learned … Continue reading An environmental approach
Photo by alain agapit from Pexels The Resources There has been lots of boatie talk in our fair city recently, and although I don't really have any sea legs or much of an idea about skippering and sailing skills I do know a good metaphor when I see one. How's it going? From plain sailing to total shipwreck; … Continue reading Come sailing
Image by TeeFarm from Pixabay The resources This week's book - well, one of them - was The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. It was written pre-pandemic, when gathering was something we could take for granted. We know better now. So it was really interesting to explore the art of gathering at a time … Continue reading The me and the we
shoes by Vincent Van Goch, image from Open Culture The resources I have been reading a book by Buddhist author Sharon Salzberg called REAL CHANGE and I found her exploration of the difference between empathy and compassion very helpful as I continue to engage with acceptance as a practice. Empathy is the capacity and willingness … Continue reading A little bit of E and C
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash The resources In my extensive summer reading I particularly enjoyed Jesus Today, a book written by South African Albert Nolan, who gives a refreshingly non-US/Euro slant to his reflections on what it means to follow in Jesus' Way. There was much I appreciated about the book and one of … Continue reading Like a child….A is for Acceptance.
Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash The resources As I have been dipping in and out of enneagram resources over the last few months I have noticed three threads that seem to be worth pulling a bit more. Firstly, the descriptors of the nine types often offer stories of what it's like to be a … Continue reading A practice of care-full attention
I am settling into 2021 with a selection of books I am so excited to read that I am having trouble choosing where to start. Lucky me! This afternoon I am in my study, sorting things out, doing a little work, browsing through my shelves, reflecting on the past year and what lies ahead - … Continue reading New. Now.