Thursday, 31 January 2019


It is early morning and I am awake in my BnB in Plettenberg Bay. I am not on vacation. I am here in my capacity as an external examiner to evaluate the veterinary physiotherapy students. Why should this be an introductory paragraph of a blog?

Yesterday did not happen as I anticipated. I had conversations with people that I did not expect to have. The topics of conversation were seemingly random but in no way irritating or cumbersome. In fact, the chats were very stimulating and thought-provoking. I found it difficult to end them. This morning I reflect on, and set intentions for my day. I wonder if there was a purpose to these discussions beyond being in the same place at the same time? 

I believe there is but, because I am unable to see the bigger picture, I struggle to give them context. I feel I have received a number of beautiful and significant gifts but as yet, I don't know what to do with them.

When I woke up yesterday I was focused on doing the best I could for the students. I was to examine, to teach, to nurture, to coach, to advise - it's a learning experience for all. When I first qualified as a vet my intention was simple and pure. "I want to make every animal I see today feel better." I was hugely successful. I had no idea I would change direction within my veterinary career but my intention every morning is unchanged.

What is my point? By setting a pure intention and being open to the flow of life is the way to live every moment. I traveled to evaluate students yet I had amazing conversations that I somehow feel had to happen. I imparted knowledge, an opinion, or a gift during these conversations. I received wisdom, an idea and a new path to explore. I am not the same. I am richer for being present during these interactions. How will this influence me in the future?

I don't see the bigger picture but as I step into flow it will unfold in all its beauty and glory. It will be way more magnificent than any human brain can comprehend. But, my heart knows. Follow your heart and embrace each moment from that space and miracles happen....

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