October192014

The A to Z of Becoming. Part 2. P for Please

The A to Z of Becoming. Part 2. P for Please

Tree heart

In the second part of the A to Z of Becoming, P stands for the verb “please”.

What I’m thinking is that it might be a good idea to explore “pleasing” this week. What do I mean by “pleasing”? Well, whatever pleases your heart.

I reckon there are two kinds of pleasing worth exploring – do something which pleases YOU – there is far too little self-compassion in this world. It’s not that we should…

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October182014

Slow down

Autumn reflecting in the charente

Life can feel very full. If it is like a river, then that river can seem like it’s in full spate, rushing, rushing, rushing and very, very full.

So, in the midst of that, I find it helps, to choose to slow down for a bit, to stroll, wander, meander…..to see what catches my attention and to stop for a moment, gaze, listen, breathe.

The river in this photo is the Charente……which has a reputation…

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October172014

The irrational arrogance of certainty

The irrational arrogance of certainty

As I was walking in a forest the other day I came across this -

new growth in the forest

I often feel a kind of thrill seeing new growth like this. It’s the emergence of Life on Earth. This little seedling might well grow up to be one of the great trees of this forest. How does it do that? How does this one little seed begin to sprout, begin to reach upwards through the decaying leaves on the forest floor, and seek…

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new growth in the forest

new growth in the forest

October162014
yellow and blue

yellow and blue

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hollyhock

hollyhock

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where the house was

where the house was

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platane

platane

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tree

tree

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