Strong views loosely held

Strong views enable people to know what you stand for. When people know what you stand for it allows them to choose engagement or not. Fundamentalist views are views that are closed to any possibility of change. There is no argument of any kind capable of shifting a person with a strong closed view. The best evidence, the most rational … Read More

Thought pollution – embracing Fierce, using Love as the weapon

A few days ago I passed 56 revolutions around the sun. One would hope that with time and experience on Earth we would also grow wiser, kinder and more compassionate? But to do so takes work, for as we get older we see faster through the BS. As I wrote recently, I have become aware of my anger. Simmering like … Read More

Providing Context – a fundamental communication skill

Context – Simple version. The container that holds the text. But we get this wrong so many times, and the result…misunderstanding, broken hearts, polarisation, war, death… Nothing ever occurs in isolation. There is always a container that holds the text. The story. The reason why. The source code. Context. Truth is, if you do not provide your own context other … Read More

Aliveness is found in the animation of polarity

In a world divided by a grand canyon of perspectives I am pondering how we can transcend the polarity and divisions, or perhaps design a healthy ecosystem in which the polarity fits? Or even, if natural design has done this work for us and what we are seeing and experiencing in the world now, with breakdowns between leaders, government, finance, … Read More

The art of Citizenship, being Democracy and Big Blue Sky

We inhabit a world divided. The chasm multiplies each second. And into the abyss we only see more of the same. More debt, more congestion, more broken down cities, communities, suicides, violence, racism, xenophobia, isolation…..hate. And a contagion of fear… Its 2:23AM and we wake…night after night…the tangled sheets a testament to the turbulence of our being. That something is … Read More