transformation

THE GIFT OF A MOMENT

Death is a strange and multifaceted experience.

Over the last few years I have experienced this life changing transition in many forms. Whether it was the death of family members, the death of friendships or the death of parts of my identity, each time I was left changed forever. Transformed by the gift of insight, love and surrender to forces beyond my human control.

 

This week however, like a bolt from the blue, I was told that friends of mine had lost their young daughter to cancer.

 

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HOW TO RECOGNISE AN IDENTITY METAMORPHOSIS

Have you ever had a time when nothing seems to make sense anymore?

 

A period when the ‘normal’ activities of your daily life suddenly feel strange and out of place?

 

When the people you used to enjoy being around begin to get on your nerves?

 

Work you used to love stops being fulfilling?

 

You become bored with things that used to excite you whether that’s food, TV, sex, alcohol etc…?

 

You feel discombobulated (love this word) and can’t seem to keep your focus?

 

Recognize this?

GOOD!

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THE DOORWAY OF DOUBT

This has been a Tough Bliss year for me. Perhaps it was always going to be, having released a book by that very title this January! I have often reflected that perhaps I should be more careful of what I wish for. Yet these tough times always pass and often lead through to new epiphanies, relationships, opportunities and grace if we have the courage to ride their waves.

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THE ENDING AND BEGINNING OF DEATH

It seems to me that we are surrounded by a lot of death right now.

The death of loved ones, the death of ecosystems, or the death of old and outdated world views. Even the death of our identities as we move from one stage of life to the next.

In the western world, death remains an enigma. Taboo. Something to be avoided at all costs in our culture of worshipping perpetual youth. However, it is inevitable for us all. You could say, the other side of the coin of life.

 

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