Even beauty can be taken for granted.

Witness to so many sunrises over the years there are some sunrises that demand our undivided attention. Jaw dropping, evolving, they can be like watching beauty change clothes through minutes, from glorious possibility to magnificent full blown gorgeousness.

Others are more subdued. Sometimes non-existent, shrouded behind clouds.

Do I succumb to our rapacious need to only see the most stunning, or do I share with you the more mundane?

This morning I am celebrating the beauty of average.

Enjoy this sunrise knowing that context might elevate average to extraordinary. The sunrise a day after the Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice, summer holiday mode in full swing, the wind from the south cooling the breeze after oppressive heat. The tide high, the full moon disappearing as the sun rises.

And people like us moving towards the holidays with open hearted love and care for life, for our future world, for all earth thriving.

Today, wearing her muted costume, the sunrise asks us to see beauty in the average. The mundane. The steady, boring, consistency that makes up the backbone of our life. Washing dishes, caring for our children, mowing the lawn.

Photo taken December 23rd 2018

Podcast for the week, Dr Mark Goulston, You can’t be furious and curious at the same time. World recognises expert on Suicide prevention, author of several best selling books.

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About Dr Christine McDougall


For over twenty years, Dr. Christine McDougall has been the go-to confidant for hundreds of intensely driven, successful businessmen, providing them with a safe private space and incisive facilitation that allows them to overcome inner obstacles and accelerate their growth, away from a world that often punishes them for showing any kind of vulnerability or perceived weakness. They see the future of enterprise as self managed and developmental, with a committed transparent social covenant. Their own leadership development is a non negotiable part of their company vision.

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