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The Beauty of What You Love

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do ~ Rumi

There’s something about year-ends, the imminent arrival of a new year, the turning of the season at the solstice…

Something which sometimes, if you’re lucky, lets things fall deliciously into place.

Reading this line from Rumi a few weeks ago had the same effect. Pushed me to find a way to… let the beauty of what I love be what I do.

The words acted like a key, allowing me to find a way to integrate my own creative work - emerging poetry and photography - alongside the teaching I want to pass on.

Allowing me to put the beauty of what I love… a celebration of the natural world, the deep sense of connection I feel in the landscapes I walk and write in… centre stage.

As a sister site to this, I’m proud to be able to show you Nature’s Fire.

It’s a blend of writing, photography and journal work - my own, plus prompts and guides to pass on that which I have learned.

I know this isn’t the most sensible of times to introduce something new… I was going to wait to the new year, but then couldn’t keep it under wraps any longer, and the day of the solstice insisted ‘go!’

Besides, I’ve included a guide with prompts and suggestions for writing, journal and photography exercises in honour of the midwinter season, and I figured at least some of you might be craving some time out / time in over the holiday period to dive into some of that creative practice.

If you’ve a moment to explore, I hope you like what you find there.

Allow me some forbearance, those of you who’ve followed other trails and new starts of mine… This one feels different.

There’s more of me in it. There’s more of the beauty of what I love ;-)

And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot?


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