A few days ago I came the closest I’ve ever come to having a big car accident. I was on a small roundabout turning right (so I had the right of way) & a woman in a minivan cut right across in front of me. Luckily I was paying attention & stopped in time. It shook me up big time & I’m incredibly grateful that I was paying attention, completely in the moment. As I considered what would have happened if I hadn’t been paying attention, perhaps looking at my sat nav or day dreaming I also wondered how much of my life is on autopilot. This was the 3rd similar example from the Universe in a few days & by far the loudest thank goodness. The first was in an embroidery class. I used to embroider as a child & recently started again, & before I picked up too many bad habits decided to go on an introductory workshop. I watched the teacher demonstrating Stem Stitch & started diligently following her technique. But I was doing it differently, so she showed me again. And again. And no matter how hard I tried my fingers were on autopilot flowing in a way known to my unconscious. My head believed I was doing what she showed me, but my hands were doing something different. The results are the same, so in this instance it doesn’t matter. What’s interesting is that, although I have no conscious awareness of being able to do … Read moreTwo things I learned from a near miss
You know sometimes you get an email that brings everything to a stop for a few moments? That happened to me last week, I had an email from the Emma … Read moreThe 5 things I’ve learned coming to terms with childlessness
‘I feel incredibly sad, a sadness deep inside. It’s almost overwhelming, a heaviness inside my chest that I carry all the time, if only I could cry.’ ‘I’m sad and … Read moreWhat’s the link between a water bottle, a dragon, a swing chair and a stone?
It’s been almost a month since my last blog when I encouraged you not to start new things and set resolutions but, instead to follow nature, be still and direct … Read moreThe challenges of following my own advice