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Mags Blackie · 4d 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 · 2W 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 · 2W 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 · 3W 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 · 1M 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...
Mags Blackie · 2M ago

Projections

This period seems to be one of recognising the toxicity of projection. I have stumbled into several of my own projections. This has happened in different ways at least three times in the las...
Mags Blackie · 2M ago

Judgement

This post is perhaps more confessional than most. I’m choosing to write this post because I think what has surprised me is not that I can behave badly or have destructive thoughts, but rathe...
Mags Blackie · 2M ago

A trip down memory lane

I’m at a chemistry conference this week. This one has got me reminiscing. This is the first chemistry conference I have been invited to speak at. Professionally, that is a bit of milestone. ...
Mags Blackie · 2M ago

Hope

We begin a new liturgical year. The season of Advent comes around once more. And once more we are invited to wait in hope. On Saturday I gave a day of reflection to a group who are dear to m...
Mags Blackie · 3M ago

Believe

I am sitting at something called the H3D symposium. This evening I had a great conversation which has left me energised and hopeful. The conversation was with Kelly Chibale. Kelly co-supervi...