Tribute to Jack Challis

October 17, 2019 martin 2

26/07/1924 – 23/06/2019 My father, William John Challis, Jack, was the most honourable of men. He lived his life in the most authentic way – always true to his values and his beliefs. He was a man, less of words and more of purposeful action. […]

Simply With You

June 20, 2019 martin 0

  At the hospice It’s a chilly clear crisp blue-sky morning Through your rasping We wait, attentive to each simple wish We sit at the window, embracing each hour Simply with you Grateful For warmth and light from the wondrous sun         […]

Reflection on Quantum Thinking

March 17, 2019 martin 0

Inspired by Danah Zohar In fear and the defensive state Comes binary thinking The instinctual brain so wired Flips from friend to foe And hell becomes justified In fear and the defensive state With quantum thinking The instinctual brain so wired Is guided toward an […]

What Search for Meaning

March 7, 2019 martin 0

What search for meaning reveals: The getting of meaning Is intrinsically linked to the act of giving meaningfully. Giving meaningfully entails the giving of one’s truth: with clear purpose, with whole heart, with whole mind, from and through the centre of one’s whole being, toward a […]

Sunday Prayer

February 10, 2019 martin 2

at sunrise, a delicate film of low mistfeathers the grass plainand camphor-laurel stand an  occasional treetopappears  as an islandamidst the gentle soft-air sea the purple pink tinge of heavenand deep-green night shadowas must, retreat to make way for this, a Sunday prayer onpeacefulness, and for […]

Fixed to the Mirror

September 11, 2018 martin 1

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” (Albert Einstein)    Fixed to the mirror I will not see the wave Nor the dance […]

Within What is Possible

September 8, 2018 martin 0

for GB & GB   Two powerful leadership questions to ask myself. Through my actions and leadership presence: What happens when I make it socially and relationally safe for others to speak their truth and be themselves? What happens when I encourage action beyond where […]

Pattern Recognition (a process poem)

July 4, 2018 martin 0

Look deeply In stillness At the patterns You follow Look for: Repetition Habitual rhythms Fixed beliefs Choose one You want to work with Measure its worth With one yardstick: The degree to which This pattern of thinking brings you Ease, expansion, benefit and flow. If you […]