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Archive for the Letting go category

More on whether or not it is “better” to practice only one type of yoga

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

A follow up post looking at different views on whether or not it is “better” to stick with only one type of yoga.

Living the questions

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point […]

How chilli seeds are like dreams

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

My jalapeno babies – taken with my iPhone. We all have different approaches to our dreams. Some of us love to write them out and draw up plans for how we are going to bring them to life. Others prefer to whisper them to the wind and trust that they will find their way to […]

What 350 taught me about conscious activism

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Dawn ceremony in Wellington to open the International Climate Action Day (photo from On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate […]

On empathy and imagination (with thanks to J K Rowling)

Friday, June 13th, 2008

A little over a year ago I tried to put into words here some thoughts I had on empathy and imagination and what they had to do with activism for human rights and social justice. What I managed to say was: "Ultimately, though, I believe that the strongest motivator for the defense of human rights is […]

Lessons from a long walk

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Crossing the finish line – 29 hours and 28 minutes after we started The Oxfam Trailwalker event has been a big part of my life in the past few months. It is a fundraising walk in which four team members walk together for 100km, not a relay and not a stop-and-sleep type event. We walked […]

Lessons in letting go: Part V

Friday, February 29th, 2008

The monarch butterfly emerged from her chrysalis yesterday. My apology for fuzzy focus, I was a little awe struck by her beauty and mystery If I had to identify one key theme of my life in the past two years it would be this: it is harder to let go than to hold on, even […]

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