Newsletter 17 : 16 june 2009
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That person who is hardest to forgive is the one who can teach you the greatest lessons.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Laura Trice offers a startling idea in three minutes
Jeremy’s favourite folksong, She moved through the fair, sung by Michael Londra – even better than Fairport Convention!
Two travelling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders. Together the monks strode through the river until they reached the other side. The monk set the prostitute down on the other bank. She thanked him and continued her journey.
As the monks continued on their way, one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold his silence, he spoke with anger. “Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any contact with women but you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!”
“Brother,” the second monk replied, “I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her.”
Six thinking hats
Edward de Bono
Fascinating book offering sensible and common sense ways of working with people. Great to extrapolate from the workplace to all situations – like a family – where a number of people are trying to reach a decision or work out what to do.
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Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 27 march 2015 . image: Free images