Beauty of Beginnings – June 18th | Beauty of Beginnings

Mono, meaning one. Monoculture. Monocurrency. Monopoly. Monofinance In nature, with some 14 Billion years of practise, a Mono attempt is rebuked by design. Mono is the human equivalent of supreme power. An egoic force. Autocracy. Or in business, our obsession with monopoly. Mono squeezes out optionality and diversity. It creates a desert of ideas rather than a garden of innovation. … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 17th | Beauty of Beginnings

There are days that demand we show up in our full glory, not a single part hidden. Head high, gaze steady, each step taken as if we have no doubt of the way. All in. We may have doubt about the how and the what. There is no doubt about the why, about the direction. The Earth moves, breathing with … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 16th | Beauty of Beginnings

The price you pay.. To get a dawn shot like this is temperatures below 10 C. What matters most asks us to choose to let go of something. A warm bed, an old pattern. Hiding. Being passive. Speaking truth to a world of lies. Each has its price. Give me the arrows from those who fear than a life lived … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 15th | Beauty of Beginnings

People like us do things like this. Seth Godin uses this quote often. People like us treat other people with respect. We do not lie, cheat, or attempt to stab someone in the back. If our insecurities come out and we do some harm to another from a more primitive part of ourselves, we have the courage and decency to … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 14th | beauty of Beginnings

There is an old story that has been the undoing of the majority of humans this last few hundred or so years. It goes something like this… We humans are selfish. Dog eat dog. Not enough to go around. Solitary. Not to be trusted. Out for our selves. Our systems of trickle down economics is the only way to be … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 13th | Beauty of Beginnings

The happy place. Is now. Sitting at my cafe, with the view of the ocean as the sun rises. Drinking an artisan made coffee and eating a hand made almond croissant, my daughter and my little dog beside me. About 100 Chinese tourists on the beach to capture the rising sun. The early morning window cleaners and police, many beach … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 12th | Beauty of Beginnings

When the impossible becomes possible. All the impossible things…breaking the four minute mile, landing and returning from the moon, obtaining the vote for women, enabling LGTB rights and marriage, bringing down the Berlin Wall… I watch in wonder as the conversation about Universal Basic Income moves rapidly from fringe to main stream. And I ask the question, if we humans … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 11th | Beauty of Beginnings

Investments are our values and beliefs. Investments of time, focus, attention, money, love, effort, care. To take a personal inventory of where we invest our heart, our love, our money, is to see what we value, what we believe and how we engage with the world. To observe another and their investments is to see what they value. Do our our … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 10th | Beauty of Beginnings

In a world of objectification, where humans are reduced to labour, sex, numbers and titles such as consumer, many of us, myself included, fail to step back from self. To observe self with the objective witnessing view. If we did, we might be disturbed at how we treat ourselves. Be that the flogging of our inner voice constantly haranguing about … Read More

Beauty of Beginnings – June 9th | Beauty of Beginnings

Life rarely recognises our worth. Our society has screwed values, where we celebrate people for strange reasons. Like how much money they can accumulate. Or how much power over others they have. One of the creators of modern economics, Adam Smith, lived at home and wrote his thesis that built his reputation while his mother cooked and cleaned up after … Read More