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Mags Blackie · 4d ago

Unconscious patterns

I found myself reacting this morning in a way that is so deeply familiar that it seemed both reasonable and justified. An irritation to an interaction over email. It didn’t occur to me to qu...
Mags Blackie · 2W ago

Discernment

I’ve been thinking about discernment a fair bit recently. In Christian terms this is often the term we use for seeking to do God’s will. This often means given a choice between x and not x t...
Mags Blackie · 2W ago

Community

I spent a good part of the last week in India. I was invited to give a talk at a chemistry conference. There is much to say about the experience, but for today just one thought. We were give...
Mags Blackie · 3W ago

Perspective

Our perception of our world is so much more subjective than we realise. The facts of our situation may remain the same, but a shift in internal perspective can often have a huge impact on ho...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Healing

There is a bittersweet gift which comes with inner healing. I begin to see my own patterns of behaviour. I begin to see the subtle yet toxic tendrils which trace their way through relationsh...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

The gift of personhood

We humans are curious creatures. Descartes great proclamation ‘I think therefore I am’ coupled with the rise of Western individualism can leave us thinking that I am the product of my educat...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Accountability

I wonder how often we conflate expressing displeasure with someone’s action and holding them accountable. In reality the two are quite different. I can make my feelings known about someone’s...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

A moment of quiet

I was on an 8 day individually guided retreat at the beginning of the month. One of the things which emerged from the time was a desire to beginning my evening in a moment of stillness. I wo...
Mags Blackie · 2M ago

Boundaries

I’ve been much more aware of my own boundaries over the last year or so. Slowly, slowly, I have become more comfortable with being clear about where my boundaries are. For me, boundary issue...
Mags Blackie · 2M ago

Judgement (again)

I realise that I hold within me two kinds of judgements which are qualitatively different. The first kind is the one which is the problematic kind – where I make a judgement call but where I...