I've long been a seeker of silence. Seeking out opportunities to embrace the silent moments and to immerse myself in the stillness that silence can bring. We live in a busy, noisy, distraction fuelled world which can make it so hard to even notice the silence, but it’s always there.
Now the going has got tough, many of the ‘tough’ seem to have done a runner! We are now standing in the midst of a cloud of confusion, feeling as though the world is slowly spinning out of control. Are we right to try to apply the brakes and step off, or is it time to trust the process and surrender to the chaos? Or is it simply our perception or a misconception that things seem a little awry?
We all have potential. We all have possibility. Even when we feel lost, confused or alone, when we take a breath and go within, we find the potential to grow, evolve and blossom, even when times are challenging.
It’s inherently human to fill life up with things to do, people to see, places to go and goals to achieve. We can become overly focused on busy-ness as we feel it gives our lives shape, structure and definition.
Life is a constantly moving kaleidoscope of experiences, thoughts and moments. The pace has been intense lately, so it’s been easy to feel as though the rug is being pulled out from beneath our feet as we lurch from one challenge to the next.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve often stopped briefly and contemplated the gravity of the global pandemic we’re all currently facing, I find myself feeling dazed and confused on a daily basis at the bewildering speed of how things have moved and at how much everyday life has changed.
Sometimes life feels broken and beyond repair, but it’s important to know that nothing is ever truly irreparable. In time, we can restore balance as we find ways to flourish and thrive despite the challenges we’ve faced.
A great many of us spend much of our lives hidden from view, partially excluding those parts of us that we don’t like, don’t understand or fear. We can feel bogged down and overwhelmed by the constant change and shift of life, leaving us feeling like we can’t breathe...
There can be no denying that the world we live in contains much confusion, contradiction and paradox. On one level, there is a sense of shift and a lifting of energy. However, on another level there is still a sense of angst and turmoil which is...