I LOVE quotes. They are miniature stories. A collection of words uttered in one exhale. A missive. An arrow. A lightening-strike insight. A whisper to the Soul. Quotes are my friends. They stick to me like magnets. Collect in jars like shells. Rest as bookmarks in my latest read. One of the first workplaces I started out in as a young graduate was festooned with quotes; there were meaningful words EVERYWHERE, printed, laminated and stuck on walls. Kitsch? Possibly. … [Read more...] about 10 Of The Best …
1) You can LOVE on Life, even if you aren’t committed to another… Once upon a time – we needed relationships to ‘procreate.’ Not so now. Now – we pair-up if we WANT to. How lucky are we…? At the end (and the start) of the day - Your Life is Yours; valid, rich and quirky, any ol’ way it unfolds…. 2) Er’body is dealing with something…. That is –couples, singles – we’ve all got our issues. The lighthouse difference between those that THRIVE and those that DIVE though, are the ones who … [Read more...] about The Truth About Love…
It’s not that she meant to push him away.. it’s just that she couldn’t find the words, or the gestures, or the formulation forward. It’s just that she’d turned on herself, in unrelenting quest to stake a flag in the ground and declare herself [email protected] ACTUALISED. It’s just that she’d built a fortress around the gentle crooks of her Soul, lest those corners curl in searing flame. It’s not that she didn’t want to know Love, it’s just that she afeared. The stakes … [Read more...] about Is there a fence around yours…?
I’ve looked for Divinity in wild places. I have danced beneath unflinching stars, grass roots blues reverberating through my frame. I have launched off the side of a bridge, bungee cord attached to my ankles and elation in my pocket. I have galloped untamed on horseback, hot tears ripped from my eyes with the staggering speed and power. I’ve looked for Divinity in wild places. I’ve stared through the bottom of a whiskey glass, a burning cigar in hand, and asked for another … [Read more...] about Where Divinity is Found…
I’ve got this funny (not-so-funny?) quirk. Stuff sticks to me. I can have my whole place organised to my eyeballs, but give me three months, and you’ll notice some blurring around the edges (who am I kidding? It only takes a week...). Seashells scattered over side-boards. Feathers stuck in jars. Pebbles clustered in constellations. Paper piles with exquisite quotes hanging out in ‘cool’ groups. Yer-get-my-drift. Stuff sticks. Soooo…. I have to make a conscious effort to … [Read more...] about The URGE to PURGE
You have fought hard to be here. You’ve known loss. Ha! Who are you kidding? You’ve known many. You’ve been caught out in the rain, clothes drenched, heart wounded. You’ve touched mortality, and divine-Mary, returned again. You know how to Soul-Smile, because you’ve well-known tears. You have FOUGHT HARD to be here. You’ve moulded your copper-gold heart with heat. You’ve unbolted your mind to the splendor of the mundane. You’ve suspended your breath in the fulcrum of one, just one, … [Read more...] about You are Map-Making Your Way to Joy
“But really...how do you ‘know’ you’re making the right decision..?” This has been the question posed to me numerous times since my post last week, re: “5 Reasons You Should Head ‘Bush’ When You Have Big Decisions To Make". The eternal question. And really, there is only one answer; we can never really know. Ouch. BUT – I do have a few go-to strategies for working out whether the decision I’ve made is the ‘right one for me.’ 1) Listen to the RIGHT WORDS In my quest to make ‘big’ decisions … [Read more...] about But how do I know I’m making the ‘RIGHT’ decision..?
I disappeared for two whole days this week. To where did I go? Bush. That’s where. To an ochre-smeared part of Australia that’s just enough outback to render the mobile phone useless. Sure, I still fit-in some coaching calls (but – I LOVE my clients, so our cross-overs never feels like work per se)… and I wrestled a couple of can’t-wait business meet-ups. But the rest of the time? Sweet-mine-oh-mineeee. Whenever I find my brow furrowed and my thoughts in re-run ferris … [Read more...] about 5 reasons you should head ‘Bush’ when you have big decisions to make
That was the essence of the message I gleaned from one ultra speedy V8 Driver I had the fortune of crossing paths with (albeit briefly) a few months back. Whenever someone performs at the top of their field, no matter how far removed their industry may be from my own, I want to get down to the nuts and bolts of their ‘how-tos.’ How’d they get to where they got? Why do they think the way they do? What habits do they commit to? How do they improve on their personal best? Must be the … [Read more...] about Need to improve your performance? Get rid of your rear-view mirror.
One of my oldest, dearest friends and mentors sent me an unexpected gift in the post this week. The gift? A storbyook, of sorts. A compilation of musings and poems written by a 12 year old girl. A 12 year old girl called Billie, who recently passed away in a tragic horse accident. No one is certain of what happened exactly, other than that her small body was found, trampled in the paddock, with the horse she had been leading, standing nearby. My dear friend was also friend to … [Read more...] about How Long Will You Be Here…?