Articles by Tim Guthrie

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Lent – In Two Acts

Two days ago this piece was never going to be written. But fate put two events into my line of sight and so it had to be. This is not a commentary on marriage, nor is it designed to make any one feel any guilt…


When Freedom Danced

I sat on a concrete floor, cross-legged and staring outside as the storm clouds moved in for the kill. Beads of sweat ran from my forehead, down the side of my face, along my neck and over my bare chest and stomach, gathering at the…


A Future Built on Love!

It was a celebration…of sorts. It was 230 years to the day that a flag was planted and a child from far away forced himself upon her family. What followed was violent and tragic as the newest family member, lost and disconnected, chose fear and…


My Broken Promise!

Almost six months ago I made a promise. I stood beneath her and she smiled. She felt warm, calm and peaceful knowing I would be raising my sword to fight for her honour! She promised to hold me close and protect me and reminded me that…


It’s Over to Us!

Recently, I decided to simply witness the arrival of the New Year. I wanted to refrain from making the clichéd comments that many people make every year – about resolutions, goals, intentions and success – in order to listen carefully to what was ‘said’ by…


Teacher Teacher – Part 3

This post will conclude my three-part Teacher Teacher series of posts and I think this post is actually relevant to us all, but particularly to those who have considerable input into the development of our children in the formative years. Just to recap… Part One…


Teacher Teacher – Part 2

  In ‘Teacher Teacher – Part 1’ I posed the question, what nourishes you and makes you feel clear and confident? I then asked could you keep making these things a part of your life when you need them most? That is when you are…


Teacher Teacher – Part 1

My most recent presentation to adults in a school was a combination of philosophy, meditation and movement delivered to about 40 teachers in the Holy Spirit Primary School in Canberra, where I currently live. At present, schoolteachers here are on holidays – hopefully having one…


Parlez-moi D’amour!

Parlez-moi D’amour! Is a beautiful song written by Jean Lenoir in 1930 and made famous by Lucienne Boyer. Translation? Tell me about love. Or as the English version of the song suggests, speak to me of love. Now this post is not about the same-sex…


Apology

Last Thursday night I had the pleasure of watching an Erin Molan interview with the family of Stuart Kelly, the younger brother of one punch victim, Tom Kelly. Stuart committed suicide last year after incessant bullying, which resulted from his very public efforts to have…