Thought for August



‘……peace lies not in the avoidance of conflict but in avoiding internalising and acting out conflict, or colluding with the powers and dynamics of conflict within the systems by which we order our societies. It begins with our small, insignificant selves saying no to every thought, word and attitude that is an aggressive approach to the other and living a daily yes to all that lives…..’ Gemma Simmonds

Thought for July


‘People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.  But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognise: a blue sky, white clouds, curious eyes of a child – our own two eyes.  All is a miracle. Thich Nhat Hanh

Thought for December

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‘Sufficiency isn’t two steps up from poverty or one step short of abundance.  It isn’t a measure of barely enough or more than enough. Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough, and that we are enough.’ Brené Brown, from ‘The Gifts of Imperfection’

Thought for October


‘We see that life, composed of this mind and body, is in a state of continual, constant transformation and flux.  There is always the possibility of radical change.  Every moment – not just poetically and figuratively, but literally – every moment we are dying and being reborn, we and all of life.’  Sharon Salzberg