Consistently these podcasts are an incredibly high standard. Each of the 20ish podcasts I've listened to has powerfully expanded my perspective and sense of possibility. So many of my inspirations are interviewed here - David Whyte, Brene Brown, Mary Oliver...  Easier to  explore the podcasts here on soundcloud   Personal favourites so far are:  David Whyte ,  Ruby Sales ,  Michael Longley ,  Richard Rohr ,  John O'Donohue ,   Alain de Botton , 

Consistently these podcasts are an incredibly high standard. Each of the 20ish podcasts I've listened to has powerfully expanded my perspective and sense of possibility. So many of my inspirations are interviewed here - David Whyte, Brene Brown, Mary Oliver...

Easier to explore the podcasts here on soundcloud

Personal favourites so far are: David Whyte, Ruby Sales, Michael LongleyRichard Rohr, John O'DonohueAlain de Botton

 
  The Hearth Trust   A home where people of different abilities live and create meaningful lives together (in old language "normal" people and "disabled" people)   I lived here for three months and learned how to slow down, laugh, not judge, find patience, find curiosity, and not need external validation to feel good in myself from the beautiful Corey, Andrew and Timothy, and the beautiful ways of my flatmates and the support team.  Skye, a catalyst and vision holder is a big inspiration to me, and my poetic muse. She is so deeply lively, expressive of love and connected to her strong intuitive wisdom.  With her I've learnt to connect to my own intuition, which I now find a powerful and reliable ally. Thank you so much for that, and all the other beautiful gifts you've shared with me!

The Hearth Trust

A home where people of different abilities live and create meaningful lives together (in old language "normal" people and "disabled" people) 

I lived here for three months and learned how to slow down, laugh, not judge, find patience, find curiosity, and not need external validation to feel good in myself from the beautiful Corey, Andrew and Timothy, and the beautiful ways of my flatmates and the support team.

Skye, a catalyst and vision holder is a big inspiration to me, and my poetic muse. She is so deeply lively, expressive of love and connected to her strong intuitive wisdom.  With her I've learnt to connect to my own intuition, which I now find a powerful and reliable ally. Thank you so much for that, and all the other beautiful gifts you've shared with me!

 

Poetry

I said to my soul, 
 
be still and wait without hope, 

for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; 
 
wait without love, 

for love would be love of the wrong thing; 
 
there is yet faith, 

but the faith and the love are all in the waiting.
 
Wait without thought,
 
for you are not ready for thought:
 
So the darkness shall be the light,
 
and the stillness the dancing.
 
– T. S. Eliot

 

 

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you

Don't go back to sleep!

You must ask for what you really want.

Don't go back to sleep!

People are going back and forth

across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,

The door is round and open

Don't go back to sleep!
 
– Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

 

Letter from the Mountains – James K Baxter

Wild Geese - Mary Oliver

Working Together - David Whyte

OnBeing Poetry Radio Project

 I've been learning so much about myself and the world around me from Ruth and Elli, who have both spent time there learning a beautiful flavour of what feels to me like simple, pure mindfulness mixed with the nature, people and culture of Aotearoa. A beautiful place with a beautiful, deep purpose and a wealth of wisdom in the community.

I've been learning so much about myself and the world around me from Ruth and Elli, who have both spent time there learning a beautiful flavour of what feels to me like simple, pure mindfulness mixed with the nature, people and culture of Aotearoa. A beautiful place with a beautiful, deep purpose and a wealth of wisdom in the community.

 
 A powerful medicine  A couple of favourites, beautiful gifts too:   The Essential Leunig    When I Talk to You

A powerful medicine

A couple of favourites, beautiful gifts too:

The Essential Leunig

When I Talk to You

 
 Empowering young people to tackle big issues through co-design and the awesome social tech coming out of MIT and other leading organisations. This programme was a big part of seeding Mindfulness for Change. Gina, Dayna, Toni, Paul and the rest of the team and wider whanau are incredible - passionate, friendly, perceptive, intelligent, humorous etc. - all the good things.

Empowering young people to tackle big issues through co-design and the awesome social tech coming out of MIT and other leading organisations. This programme was a big part of seeding Mindfulness for Change. Gina, Dayna, Toni, Paul and the rest of the team and wider whanau are incredible - passionate, friendly, perceptive, intelligent, humorous etc. - all the good things.

 

Like you, I have way too many inspirations to list here

I learn from and look for inspiration in everyone I meet, what I see and hear and touch and taste and smell and feel. I'll slowly add more things that feel like they might be really valuable to you that you might not know about. 

 
 Illustration by Chloe Waretini   Growing together, Vulnerability for breakfast . Daily mutual life coaching with Chloe turns up the colour and possibility in my life. <3

Illustration by Chloe Waretini

Growing together, Vulnerability for breakfast. Daily mutual life coaching with Chloe turns up the colour and possibility in my life. <3

 All my friends and family. I am so lucky to have you all. You inspire me every day in such a wholly nourishing variety of ways

All my friends and family. I am so lucky to have you all. You inspire me every day in such a wholly nourishing variety of ways

 
  100 Virtues Reflection Cards   How I learnt the language of values. Made it a lot easier to live by my values when I learnt how to talk about them.  The Virtues project went and picked all the virtues from all the major religions, then made these BEAUTIFUL cards. Each card has reflections, discussion, a beautiful quote and even practices that make it easy to say: yep, yep, uhhh... that one I'd like to develop...  These cards feel respectful and honouring of all religions, as well as atheism and agnosticism. Out of all the 800 elements in the 100 cards, only about 30 don't feel relevant/helpful to me. Pretty amazing.&nbsp;  The site looks like it's from the 60's, but... I guess virtues haven't changed much in 20 years - the way these are written makes them as relevant today in 2017 as they were in 1980.  I recommend buying a pack for your house and another few packs as beautiful gifts, to create a shared language with your friends and family.   A really nice practice is  :  each day, over breakfast or dinner or a cup of tea, everyone in the house, one by one, draws one card each, reads it out aloud, says what resonates with them, and then says how they feel they are doing with the practices they feel are relevant to them.   

100 Virtues Reflection Cards

How I learnt the language of values. Made it a lot easier to live by my values when I learnt how to talk about them.

The Virtues project went and picked all the virtues from all the major religions, then made these BEAUTIFUL cards. Each card has reflections, discussion, a beautiful quote and even practices that make it easy to say: yep, yep, uhhh... that one I'd like to develop...

These cards feel respectful and honouring of all religions, as well as atheism and agnosticism. Out of all the 800 elements in the 100 cards, only about 30 don't feel relevant/helpful to me. Pretty amazing. 

The site looks like it's from the 60's, but... I guess virtues haven't changed much in 20 years - the way these are written makes them as relevant today in 2017 as they were in 1980.

I recommend buying a pack for your house and another few packs as beautiful gifts, to create a shared language with your friends and family.

A really nice practice is: each day, over breakfast or dinner or a cup of tea, everyone in the house, one by one, draws one card each, reads it out aloud, says what resonates with them, and then says how they feel they are doing with the practices they feel are relevant to them.