A singular focus – the act of personal bests, repeated

As the Olympics wrap up for 2016 and the sports mad nation of Australia contemplates our successes and misses in Rio I am reminded of one of our great athletes, Ian Thorpe. As a 3x per week swimmer for 20 or so years, I know a little bit about the black line. About early mornings, and hours and hours that … Read More

Who is R.Buckminster Fuller? – ever more relevant today

I never met R.Buckminster Fuller, or Bucky as he preferred to be called, in person, although I know many people who did. But of all the possible humans in Universe, Bucky has influenced my life more than any other. This article is not so much about the man and his history, which you can easily discover though Wikipedia and his … Read More

Synergy – when one plus one equals one thousand

No amount of examination of a poisonous gas, Chloride, or an explosive metal, Sodium, would ever have anyone believe that when the two are mixed together in nature we get a harmless white powder that we sprinkle on food. Yet the marriage of Sodium and Chloride creates salt. This is synergy in action. Dissection down to the cellular level, of … Read More

Where are you on the road – Apprentice, Journeyman, Master?

Everyone starts at zero. What we fail to consider in our haste-to-the-top world is that moving to Mastery is not just about learning skills. True Mastery is a way of being. We reach Mastery through falling down and getting up again. A thousand times. Or more. This shapes us the person, as much as we learn the skills required. In … Read More

Resignation, Doubt and Acceptance

Resignation – I don’t see any possibilities and nothing I do will make a difference. Acceptance – it is as it is. I may not like it, but I am not willing to do anything about changing it. Doubt – can I pull this off? Resignation can be the heartbreak door to acceptance. You show up and show up and … Read More

Building a sterilised world

Hand sanitisers Extreme overuse of antibiotics Removing play equipment from school playgrounds Overuse of vaccinations Never allowing children to be unsupervised Walking or biking to school ‘too’ dangerous Playing outdoors in the rain or cold…’too’ dangerous Signage everywhere to speak of the obvious, in case of litigation. Airport and other security now essential These are the costs of safety measures … Read More

Debt is a great way to keep people docile

“Debt is a great way to keep people docile” Dr Jason Hickel In this blistering and lucid article on the delusions of microfinance, Dr Hickel exposes a model that the West have looked on so favourably these last few years as a way to bring people out of poverty. Yet it has been shown to keep poverty alive and well. … Read More

What is my relationship to the unknown? The false gods of security

  What is my relationship to the unknown? How comfortable am I sitting on the precipice of the emergent? Am I able to stand in the tension of uncertainty? And if so, for how long? How much is my life trapped by an identity that no longer fits? I ask these questions this morn, knowing that my willingness to continue … Read More

How to massively expand your Universe – overcoming rejection

Some time ago I was sitting with my mentor and he said that I had to get over my fear of rejection. This fear, he had observed, was what was stopping me having everything I desired. I knew he was right. Rejection is situational. I have no issues with being rejected in many arena’s, yet I am paralysed by fear … Read More