The Practice of Perspective

The Practice of Perspective

To gain perspective is to have “the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship” — Dictionary.com This seems a meaningful thing to be able to do in the face of problems we haven’t solved yet. The journey to getting perspective is about:...
May It Go Well With You

May It Go Well With You

The entrance of a conference centre had a huge message marked out in stone on a wall that curved as you drove up the driveway. It said WELCOME. A simple message we often see. But this time I paid attention to the word and it struck me deeply. Here was an invitation to...
The Value of a Wandering Mind

The Value of a Wandering Mind

Today I just couldn’t concentrate. I had a plan. I had a task list. I had prioritized it. Everything I advised in my blog on procrastination yesterday. But mostly what I did was make myself another cup of coffee; had the sudden urge to walk around the garden; started...
Give and Get

Give and Get

“The world does not owe you a living. It was here first.” — Mark Twain. By ‘living’ I think this means more than just money in your pocket, although this too. Living is embracing the fullness of life and all its dimensions. But it’s not going to be handed to you. Does...