While I do not know Grant personally, I swim at his home pool, and watched him train for years. I watched him show up for kids, for fund raisers, always with a smile. He is a big guy, but he always came across as being kind and thoughtful. He was raised by very good people, and this shows. As an … Read More
Interesting thing happened in this little time of change. I have seen more of myself, which is the point really. I need to up my own integrity, which is no surprise…if I choose integrity as my platform, then it will be where I am most challenged. Specifically, to do what I say. Or don’t say it. To the minutia. Big … Read More
Have a really confusing question that you want an answer to? Or a problem that needs solving? A decision that needs making? What to do??…easy as…go to the source of all creation…the field…the infinite everything… Here is how. Grab a pen and paper, preferably your favourite journal. Take a seat, make sure your feet are on the ground. Ideally have … Read More
In 2011 I ran at least 3,380 kms in total. (I have run over 50,000 kms in the last 16 years.) Swam approximately 572 kms I ran my 8th Gold Coast Marathon on very limited training (maximum run distance was 18 kms..for non-marathon runners, you usually train up to 37 kms in one run) and came in with a 3 … Read More
On my last trip to Sydney I was given a gift of experience. One of my teachers often said that great gifts come in small brown paper packages. This was one of those small brown package gifts. Meeting up with the awesome Gavin Blake, Graphic Facilitator extraordinaire, he invited me to go to the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art , … Read More
Unfortunately our society has slipped into ever increasing levels of entitlement. The ~I deserve~ society. Or, ~I am owed~. Or, pure and simple, ~give me!~. This approach is really a “dis-ease” state, breaking the natural law of dynamic equilibrium, where the equation is strongly pitched to the take side, with almost complete neglect of the give side.
As a student of R.Buckminster Fuller, I have found his core foundation of self disciplines very inspiring. (See Critical Path, Chapter 4.) Late last year I resolved to form my own set. I will be clear, this is not the first time I have created a list – or code – to live by. The distinction is that this is … Read More
There are many programs available that deal with similar concepts around having the difficult, critical, crucial, fierce, non-violent conversations. We in wealthy nations live in a post-modern, pluralistic world, where the unwritten code is non judgement, non violence, happiness, and all things sugar and nice. I am not anti these things, I just know that all of these things come … Read More