Last week I stood up in front of a group of people, most of whom I didn’t know, and spoke without a script for about three minutes. This may not seem like a tall order to many of you, but for me it was a big deal. It took every fibre of my being to break through my resistance and walk the few yards from seat to spotlight. Why? Because I’m a writer. I enjoy the comfort of the written word. … [Read more...] about Why it’s time to throw away the script…
There’s an old Buddhist proverb that says when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I have found this to be true so many times in my life, especially in those moments when serendipity intervenes and I seem to stumble upon just the right book, the perfect website or a new contact who points me in an inspiring direction. It’s appropriate that the proverb is a Buddhist one … [Read more...] about Who would you be without your story?
I look in the mirror and see my face, my eyes. It’s surprisingly uncomfortable. I speak the name: “Beverley.” But before I can go any further a thought pops into my head. “Why do those three syllables always sound like an order? Why does that name always make me stand to attention and assume the guilt position?” Beverley. It looks harmless enough when written down. … [Read more...] about What’s in a name? A story of self-acceptance
Time for some heart wisdom from Jack Kornfield… … [Read more...] about
Work. We have to do it. There’s no way round it. But you’re better off earning money through something you love rather than something you happen to be good at. I’ve just read another great article about how to find meaning and money in your work by Billy Parish, founder of the Energy Action Coalition. The way he sees it, millions of us are resigning ourselves to work that hurts … [Read more...] about Finding your life’s work
What’s stopping you from being your true self? If a seagull can do it… Dedicated to everyone who has been kind enough to follow me, like and reblog my posts on Tumblr… … [Read more...] about