Love, decency and humanity: A higher standard for politics

I’ve just finished reading the brilliant and inspiring book ‘Let Her Fly’, the personal memoir of Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala. It is by all accounts an extraordinary story of one man’s profound belief in the equality of women, despite growing up in a country and culture that kept, andContinue reading “Love, decency and humanity: A higher standard for politics”

Spirituality and Transformative Leadership – a Call to action

In her seminal essay ‘Freedom from Fear’, the prominent pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, called for a ‘revolution of the spirit’ if we are to bring about meaningful change in our world. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a private session with The Lady, asContinue reading “Spirituality and Transformative Leadership – a Call to action”

Does fear get us closer to love?

  I had lunch with a friend today who, when I told him the title of my blog and my interest in love and fear, shared with me that, when he was falling in love with his now-wife, a good friend of his suggested that this relationship might last because she scared him. This fascinatedContinue reading “Does fear get us closer to love?”

What are you seeing?

Love is a way of seeing. So often, we love only that which presents itself.  If someone is kind and considerate, gentle and affectionate, it is easy to love them back.  But I’m learning that true love is the kind that chooses always to see the man and women of Love’s creating, no matter whatContinue reading “What are you seeing?”

The Summer of Love Project

So, I had been wanting to blog again but had kinda lost my mojo.  A friend had recommended to me a great little e-book on 31 ways to find your blogging mojo but fear had set in.  I just couldn’t seem to find the inspiration. Then, over the last few weeks, it’s been really clearContinue reading “The Summer of Love Project”

I see things differently now

I see things differently now   The veil has lifted The fog has cleared The view of myself now clear   Simplicity, Truth A vision of the future I see things differently now   There was a time A time before Confusion was my master   Fears dragged me down Unsure Unsafe And never broughtContinue reading “I see things differently now”

L’Amour et rien d’autre *

Love, and nothing else   That’s all that’s left here now The fear has gone The shadows fled There’s nothing left of ‘me’   All self surrendered Anxiety set free I count my blessings as the sun has set And wake to the dawn of a new day   Love, and nothing else There’s nothingContinue reading “L’Amour et rien d’autre *”