Newsletter 56 : 26 september 2011
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Welcome to our newsletter. You’ve received it because either you requested it (extra thanks!) or Kay or Jeremy have met you on our travels.
We offer a change from other newsletters which do demand an awful lot of reading, and hope you will find it diverting.
We aim to publish every two weeks, but sometimes the flesh is weak even as the spirit is willing.
In this TED talk Alison Whitmire gives some excellent pointers to how to adopt a ‘new way of being’. We would go further, but anyone who has seen us present the ‘triangle model’ will recognise why we like this. (dur 9:41)
If you run a business or social enterprise and you want it to be more successful, there’s likely to be money from the government for you to go towards a coaching programme with us. Take advantage of this year’s Leadership and Management Advisory Service scheme. Our programmes are tailored for your business’s needs and consist of nine 90 minute sessions which will enable you to take great strides in your business. Qualifying businesses get £1000 matched funding from the government towards one of our programmes.
A life that doesn’t add up: The Cambridge maths genius who is now a recluse living on tinned mackerel. Surprisingly sensitive—and sad—piece by Frances Hubbard. Or am I just projecting what I think I would feel like if I had Mr Norton’s lifestyle? After all, he might feel the same about mine.
You are the music while the music lasts
People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events
Humankind cannot bear very much reality
TS Eliot, b 26 September 1888, poet, dramatist and literary critic.
This article by Hannah Booth makes a surprisingly simple suggestion to help in the pursuit of happiness.
A little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, was having a grand old time, enjoying the wind and the fresh air, until he noticed the other waves in front of him were crashing against the shore. “This terrible”, the wave said to himself, “Look what’s going to happen to me!”
Another wave came along and saw the first wave looking grim, and asked him, “Why do you look so sad?” The first wave replied, “you don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t it terrible?” The second wave said, “No, you don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean”.
The wonderfully strange and not a little dark From the air by Laurie Anderson. (dur 4:36).
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
Martin Heidegger, b 26 September 1889
Well, of course, he was a philosopher; we would add: not feeling either.
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If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 3 february 2015