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Back To The River

May 11, 2011


“A Chinese Zen master once said: ‘Before a man studies Zen, to him mountains are mountains, and rivers are rivers; after he gets an insight into the truth of Zen through the instructions of a good master, mountains to him are not mountains, and rivers are not rivers; but after this, when he really attains […]

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‘Plan Your Next Escape’

December 31, 2010


It’s the morning of 27th December. I sit at my computer to check my mail, quickly and half-heartedly –  as I really don’t want to be swallowed up by the allure of cyber space and its inhabitants, having spent a week as intended, appreciating my immediate landscape, my somehow neglected internal world, being in my […]

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The Shapes of Autumn

November 7, 2010

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  Waking up on a misty Autumn Sunday,  calm and silence out there, after the night of fires (Bonfire Night, fireworks, crowds of people, each engaging with their own yearly rituals). This feels a gift of a morning. I am fortunate enough to live right by the hills of the English West Yorkshire Pennines, at […]

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September 11, 2010


…All this musing, speculating, workshop-ing and dreaming, and I have never quite stopped to write about what I mean by ‘flow’! Intersting, isn’t it? ‘Flow’ – in the way I use and intend this idea – is a quality of experience, which can be compared to the fluidity of water, moving with, along, through, above, […]

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