I’m standing at the top of a gorge and yell out “Cooee” and in anticipation I wait for the echo…… nothing. Usually I hear my call out back as an echo. I straighten myself out and stand tall and yell out even louder “Cooee”. A short wait and yet I hear nothing. I’m getting frustrated now and I shout even louder as my lungs feel like they are going to burst “COOEE, COOEE, COOEE” exasperated I wait and still I hear nothing, not a glimmer not even a faint hint of a returning voice. What happened to my echo? Where did it go? Continue reading
Amongst the everyday the mind copes will all kinds of things, good and bad. At any time, there could be something/s that make life seem more overwhelming.
As a chaplain, we’re used to providing an ear to listen, but we’re not super human, we’re normal and things can get overwhelming for us too. Continue reading
Everyday communication takes place between us, an aspect of that communication is dealing with compliments and criticism.
A colleague and I had an encounter that confused us, and I’m thinking the expression Negative Compliment (on the surface) seems to describe the situation. Continue reading
Driving along a road to nowhere in particular, there are signs with a number surrounded by a red ring, they are speed limits. And according to the laws of the land they are a safe recommended maximum speed to travel at. What do you do? Travel at that speed or ignore it and perhaps travel faster. Continue reading
How many times do we ask ourselves, grant me wisdom or perhaps I could really use some wisdom right now.
But are you ready for what wisdom demands? Continue reading
Morally right or justifiable / Free of error / Correct / Perfect
Deep in our hearts we know that we are not righteous and more so know that we can never reach to attain it.
That being the case should we not therefore give each other space to recognise this?
The status quo always remains unchanged, otherwise it would not be the status quo.
So, what do we expect confronted with aspects of life that perhaps need change? Do we simply wait in hope that change will come and in a good way?
In the small everyday things through to the larger matters of life, are we going to contribute to bring about good change or keep waiting?
P.s. there is an open invitation to contribute to change, the world wants you involved.
Do you remember the first time using a Kaleidoscope? Putting the eye-piece to your eye, pointing it to the light and turning the device to make such amazing patterns. As one pattern vanishes another appears, an endless array of mesmerising patterns. Continue reading
Being on the left or the right is easy, to be centred though requires working hard, persistence, patience, and courage.
We grow as children being encouraged to “do what we’re told” and in turn we’re rewarded. We’re rewarded with praise, an unexpected lolly, or some additional screen time, and so on.