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 […]