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I stopped writing at fifty

I stopped writing at fifty. It seemed I had nothing more to say. Me! Who always had an opinion, could give lectures about the state of anything with confidence. Especially to my children. Had no more words. Nothing. Empty. The … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Whole heart Project: September

Cultivating Calm and Stillness – Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle In 1962 my mother embarked on a one thousand kilometer journey on her own in a little VW beetle with a ten month old child through the heart … Continue reading

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Belonging and the vagaries of feeling at home

“In contrast to how a child belongs in the world, adult belonging is never as natural, innocent, or playful. Adult belonging has to be chosen, received, and renewed. It is a lifetime’s work.” – John O’Donohue “As you grow, you … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: May

Cultivating Gratitude and Joy – Letting go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark “Wanting a soul life without the dark, ………is like expecting an egg without the brooding heat of the mother hen.” © David Whyte from The Heart … Continue reading

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The many blessings of longing and joy

Thirteen years ago I came across a book in a local bookstore by Rachel Naomi Remen called My Grandfather’s Blessings.  A book of stories  of strength, refuge and belonging.  For me it became a book of change, a call to … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: January

Start close in, don’t take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don’t want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way … Continue reading

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A fool’s journey

By David Whyte In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake, coming back to this life from the other more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world where everything began, there is a small opening into the new day … Continue reading

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