The Alchemy of Welcome, Episode 143

The Alchemy of Welcome, Episode 143

What happens when we confuse ourselves with just one part of ourselves – when we think we ‘are’ a particular way we’re feeling, a thought, the exam result I got… When we think we ‘are’ our job title, or our joblessness, our bank balance… In short, when we confuse ourselves with being ‘just one thing’. […]

Bonus: The Thirdspace Professional Coaching Course – September 2020

Bonus: The Thirdspace Professional Coaching Course – September 2020

In this special edition of ‘Turning Towards Life’ Lizzie and Justin talk about the Thirdspace Professional Coaching Course (offered in partnership with New Ventures West), a certification programme in integral development coaching which is at the heart of Thirdspace’s work and a project of great joy and love for both of us. Our next cohort […]

Making the Unwanted Wanted, Episode 142

Making the Unwanted Wanted, Episode 142

Life keeps on happening, and most of it happens whether we want it that way or not. Our ‘not wanting’ can easily lead us into pushing away life as it happens, and into exiling the parts of ourselves and others that we find to be unwelcome. But another way might be possible for each of […]

Just Beyond Yourself, Episode 141

Just Beyond Yourself, Episode 141

Just beyond ourselves, just outside all the ways we’ve taken ourselves to be, just beyond our certainty and the familiar ways we know ourselves… Just here, beyond ourselves, something is calling all the time, something which we discover in our willingness to be affected by, to be changed by, the ‘other’ in other people and […]

How to Kill a Living Thing, Episode 140

How to Kill a Living Thing, Episode 140

Posted by Thirdspace on June 7, 2020 in Archives

All the ways we try to protect ourselves from life by hardening our hearts, how this leads us to misunderstand love in ways that strangles the aliveness that’s in ourselves and in others, and what we might do to exercise proper responsibility in how we care for each other. A conversation about our power to […]

No Conflict With Anything I Do, Episode 139

No Conflict With Anything I Do, Episode 139

Posted by Thirdspace on May 31, 2020 in Archives

It’s a necessary part of our growing up that we learn to get along in the culture into which we were born. But, on the way, we easily lose touch with what is most life-giving for us, and cover up our truer desires with a crowd of wants and needs that help us to fit […]

Nothing Missing, Episode 138

Nothing Missing, Episode 138

Posted by Thirdspace on May 24, 2020 in Archives

It’s so easy to suspend our lives… to in one way or another miss out on being here because we’re waiting for conditions to be right, to become a better kind of person, until we’re saved. We can even suspend our lives waiting until we feel like ‘nothing is missing’. But what if even the […]

If We Were No Longer Pushing, Episode 137

If We Were No Longer Pushing, Episode 137

Posted by Thirdspace on May 17, 2020 in Archives

How about we find a way to live without permanently being annoyed that things aren’t just as we’d like them? Might that not be a path to some joy? Could we give up the way we exhaust ourselves (and often others!) by our attempts to push life around, to control it, to have things just […]

The Jewel in the Heart of the Stone, Episode 136

The Jewel in the Heart of the Stone, Episode 136

Posted by Thirdspace on May 10, 2020 in Archives

When big change comes upon us, we can at first devote a great deal of our hearts’ energy to a fight with the change – which is often a fight that does nothing to help us. But our hearts are equally capable of something else – a turn towards bigger questions, and to the possibility […]

How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything, Episode 135

How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything, Episode 135

Posted by Thirdspace on May 3, 2020 in Archives

How are we coming at life at this time? Are we careful? mindless? gentle with the things we are touching? Or careless, distracted, and in a self-important hurry at all costs? A conversation about paying attention to our lives, this week inspired by Amanda Palmer’s writing, with Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace. This […]

Bread & Butter People… or How to be a Welcome, Episode 134

Bread & Butter People… or How to be a Welcome, Episode 134

There’s a down-to-earthness about some people, an everydayness. When people are this way, there’s no fear that they’re putting on an act for you, that they may be different towards you when you are not there. And when each of us finds a way to be like this, we can be a profound welcome to […]

That Sweet Moon Language, Episode 133

That Sweet Moon Language, Episode 133

Why we’re all trying to get loved, why our covering that up gets us into all kinds of trouble, and what can happen when we start to get honest with one another about what’s going on. A conversation about loving people without condition, with Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace. This is Turning Towards […]

Unbroken, Episode 132

Unbroken, Episode 132

What does it take to remain hopeful about life when we’re entering into the dark? How can we be beacons of hope to one another as we travel through the more difficult passages of our lives? A conversation about faithfulness to one another’s wholeness, with Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace. This is Turning […]

How Long Will This Last? Episode 131

How Long Will This Last? Episode 131

The weeks of physical distancing we’re in might, if we’ll take it, give us an opportunity to develop a new relationship with time. What if time isn’t a commodity to be consumed? And what would happen if we allow ourselves to encounter time as depth, or as play, or as presence, or as possibility? A […]

The New Normal, Episode 130

The New Normal, Episode 130

Here in London we’re coming to the end of the first week of lockdown as the world responds to the coronavirus pandemic and, like millions of others across the globe, we’re wondering together about what to make of this time. And there are choices about how to relate to the experience of confinement and physical […]