Tag Archives: Metaphor

Into the Grey: Owning Your Integrity

Grey areas. You know the ones I mean. They’re so tricky because, well, they’re grey. There’s no definition, no differentiation, no black and white. Just one opaque, perhaps conflicted, even disorientating situation.

Free Fall: Notes on Disruption

Disruption is a tear in the fabric of our reality. It is an interruption to our sense of normality and a pause in the rhythm of our life.

The Wall

Writing on The Wall

Do you sometimes feel as though you’ve hit a wall? That you can no longer see the way ahead, and that your efforts are met only with resistance?

(Re-)Imagining Choice-Points

Every choice we make, no matter how small, has the potential to change our life in ways unimagined… and a correlation between the choice, and the depth of the impact, is not always evident.

All the World’s a Stage…

Have you ever performed on stage? A stage with hot lighting, shadowy wings, and the penetrating gaze of an audience?

For the Courageous

This is for the courageous. For the courageous who, sometimes, feel anything but. The courageous for whom a hundred years lived in idleness might, on occasion, sound like a blessed relief.

I Think This Belongs To You

Advice. It’s something we all appreciate from time to time. Particularly when it’s invited. But what happens when the advice you are proffered has nothing to do with you… and everything to do with the other person?

Your Own Personal Whiteout

Have you ever faced a situation where everything went into white? How did you feel? And if this feeling was a movement, which movement would it be?

Lost in Transition

We have all experienced ‘being lost’ at one time or another… But rest assured: it’s completely normal. We just don’t really like to talk about it.

Wild camping

Recharging (in a world that never sleeps)

As the nights start to draw in I find myself thinking about energy. More specifically, the importance of taking the time to tend to our own energy levels.

The Art of Not Knowing

What does not knowing mean to you? Do you go with the flow, or start to sink under the weight of uncertainty? And what is it about not knowing that can challenge us?

The Power of Narrative: what’s your story?

We humans are sense-makers. We have been telling each other stories for thousands of years to explain our momentary existence on this spinning blue planet.

Journeys On Foot: metaphors of transition (2)

Walking is good for the self. You might prefer setting out to scale mountains at dawn or purposeless walking from your front door at dusk.

Losing Landmarks: metaphors of transition

Are you at a crossroads in your professional life? Would you appreciate a map? And have you ever stopped to wonder why transition is a journey?