about this blog …

Kia ora. Welcome to ‘invisible necessity’.

The idea for this blog has been dwelling in me for years. I wondered what it might be about, I tried to clarify its purpose – and all the while of course, nothing was begun.

I slowly realised that it didn’t have to be perfectly formed, that it could develop and grow through the process of working on it. (This year needs to be one of commitment, of action, of identifying and following through on my desires.)

When I finally decided to begin, I searched for a name. At first I sought names that would reflect how I would be sharing my ideas – writing, poetry, photography – but nothing settled, more delay. I shifted my focus to seeking something that could suggest and reflect the intention, the possible content, and I recalled the passage from Anam Cara I read to a friend just before Christmas 2014.

In Anam Cara, John O’Donohue describes that we are all unique and encourages us to find our own “invisible necessity” – our unique gifts and purpose, the unique role we have while here on earth.

“There is a unique destiny for each person. Each one of us has something to do here that can be done by no-one else … It is in the depths of your life that you will discover the invisible necessity which has brought you here. When you begin to decipher this, your gift and giftedness come alive. Your heart quickens and the urgency of living rekindles your creativity … If you can awaken this sense of destiny, you come into rhythm with your life.”

O’Donohue, J. (1999). Anam Cara: Spritual Wisdom from the Celtic World. Bantam Books

Of course – this blog is all about finding my own “invisible necessity” – being true to myself, re-discovering and re-engaging with my dreams and desires, finding purpose as I live the remainder of my one life.

And so, to the aim of this blog – to explore “invisible necessity” through personal reflections on life and memory, purpose and dreams.

Welcome to this evolving collection of ideas and reflections.