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Fear

20, May 2016

Over scheduled and too busy to worry

Over scheduled and busy busy busy. Too busy to figure out why life seems hollow? Are you in a comfort zone where busy is keeping you numb?

5, February 2016

When love let me down

When the terrorist attacks in Paris happened last year I realised that I did not really believe in love. If “love is all you need” then how can people possibly shoot each other as a political process? If love is the greatest power why do we yearn for retribution in our justice, or worse, for revenge

25, September 2015

Living with depression

A bout in the ring with the black dog this week. There’s never a winner so sport metaphors are fundamentally flawed but it does feel like a fight rather than a dance. In reflecting on what it is like to live with depression from inside it, I will use the first person. I don’t knowRead More …

11, September 2015

Boldly go in your direction

Taking action in alignment with your own values put you back into the driver seat of your own life. Freedom is in being bold on your own terms.

28, August 2015

Heal the fear

We try and rush healing in our culture. It doesn’t work. We don’t work that way. Unless we transform the experience, we re-live it.

21, August 2015

Frozen in fear

Fear knows how to trick you and catch you and then let you be the agent of your own downfall. If you’ve felt self-sabotage, it is a particularly horrible feeling. Sometimes, despite our rational intentions, we act like the natural prey of the thing we’re most afraid of – a rabbit covering under the screamingly fast approach of the eagle’s outstretched shadow. In that cramped crouch we are calling ruin upon us.

12, December 2014

Worry knot

Back in July we first talked about provisional living  and making choices.  At that time those concepts lead into a long talk about consumption and debt. Let’s spiral back to our beginning for a pass at the topic from a different angle. There’s another powerful way that provisional living and avoiding choices haunt us andRead More …

22, October 2013

Can’t find the stories for the books

Writing has stalled. Bogged. Lost in the wilderness. The discipline is there, time in the saddle, words down each day but the fire in the line is missing. How to fix? I got up from my desk, very slowly and very carefully so as not to disturb the references on my right, the notes andRead More …

30, June 2013

Trust in the process

Learning something just doesn’t work unless there’s a moment of surrender and I make or let myself say “I don’t know”. When I was a child I didn’t have this challenge. I expected that I didn’t know lots of things but as an adult, I am attached to the idea that I already know things,Read More …