Chaos and complexity spoke of a world where chaos, uncertainty and even catastrophe are inherently woven into the fabric of life as a necessary part of the magic of the dynamic nature of the world we live in, rather than being an evil or sinful intervention. Chaos and complexity, particularly in the early days, was very much at the fringes. I had found this wonderful treasure, but nobody I could discuss it with. I had to travel to Australian conferences, where I would find like-minded people who could understand my enthusiasm. There I found a home and a supportive global network of people with a similar vision.
My spiritual journey led me to the conclusion that our willingness to use violence was the greatest impediment to our spiritual development as human beings. My working life then interestingly took me into the world of violence, first working as a probation officer, then as a programme facilitator, facilitating rehabilitation programmes mainly in prisons, and facilitating programmes to reduce domestic violence. I became increasingly aware of the more subtle forms of violence, so intricately woven into our social structure that we no longer recognise them for what they are.