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Dark Nights and Clear Mornings

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Dark Nights and Clear Mornings

Can you imagine being outside on a night of the deepest midnight blue?   The silence.  The stillness. The sense of potential, of imminent rebirth.  Awe.  Just you and the cosmos.    You might feel terribly alone and small in the face of such infinity.    Or you might feel at one both with it and all of life.   Many people I know have spoken about going through the dark nights of their soul and yet when I sat to write this piece my spirit took me to the fullness of that midnight ‘cave’ in the sky.   The image of the midnight sky is literally weaving another dimension to what has been going on...

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Being enough

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Being enough

Yesterday I was listening to Bréné Brown talking about wholehearted living and how she became aware of people who lived this way. One thing she said is that they told her that they were very focussed on living in a way that they knew they were enough. Bréné had been talking about our not-enough culture; we go to bed thinking we haven’t done enough and we wake up thinking we haven’t slept enough!     CASTLE Principles This strikes a deep chord with me and I was inspired to link this enough-ness with the CASTLE principles on which Coachville Inspire game in which I am...

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Actors or re-enactors?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Actors or re-enactors?

All the world’s a stage, indeed, and haven’t we all found ourselves embroiled in dramas of one sort or another or observing them play out?    The language we use always has a message, and sometimes we speak of not getting sucked into another’s drama, or we talk of melodrama or of the roles we play.    A while back, as I was thinking about such matters and observing another level of my own personal drama,  the quirky side of me saw a scenario something like this:     Scenarios Two actors are in the cafe after a performance and a third person, not a performer in the...

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The connected self

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

The connected self

Last week, I met up with a very dear and long-term friend.  Since we had last met, she had become increasingly affected by rheumatoid arthritis, a very painful condition.  I mentioned that I thought that this was an autoimmune condition, and as the words came out of my mouth, I knew that this was significant.  Not just in relation to her, but that there was a gift in this that would reveal itself in time. We spent some time discussing an ongoing situation which we had both shared, one which had shocked and dismayed us.  Where we were compelled to look at profound issues around self-love,...

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People can change

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

People can change

These pictures of a magnificent snow leopard from Dublin Zoo are here as they remind me of something Roger Steare, the Corporate Philosopher, said on a radio interview. Dr Steare works with corporations to assist them in coming into greater integrity, into values-based business.  He says that people can change, with training in and awareness of values.   During the interview he said something to the effect that it isn’t true that a leopard can’t change its spots or that you can’t teach a dog new tricks.               This concurs with the...

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Common Ground

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Common Ground

Most spiritual systems speak of some kind of source, spirit, spring or inner core.  Many personal growth systems also speak of this inner power and also our interconnectedness.    In one sense, the terms we use are not as important as the essence which they seek to express.  Poets, songwriters, saints, scholars, philosophers, artists and countless others have expressed their understanding of this essence in their unique ways throughout time itself.         Collective collage Each expression, rather than being seen in terms of differences, could be seen as contributing to...

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