Monthly Archives: July 2009

A Conversation

BLOG A Conversation My friend Dussault always said of people like me “a generalist is someone who doesn’t know enough about anything to know enough about anything.” He was a believer in becoming expert at something, anything — the very best … Continue reading

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Your World-Changing Story

BLOG Your World-Changing Story When I recently wrote about “what I want“, included in the list was: To become better at presenting, conversing and demonstrating, through self-study of presentation, memory, and effective listening skills.  To become an exceptional and renowned … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard For Us to Let Go and Live In the Now?

BLOG Why Do We Desire? Thanks to prompts from John Graham, Chaitanya Pullela, Paul Heft and Locrian Rhapsody, I have been reading Krishnamurti, and just finished his Freedom from the Known. It’s timely for me, since it’s really about learning … Continue reading

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Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: July 25, 2009

BLOG Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: July 25, 2009 The Living Field: My always-provocative friend Mushin describes the concept of the living field as “[the area in spacetime] within and between living beings. It surfaces as meaning, inner … Continue reading

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Just Breathe

BLOG Just Breathe visualization of how we breathe; diaphragm in yellow, lungs in blue, abs in red Our conscious minds are, largely, strangers to our bodies. They have a kind of uneasy alliance, with our subconscious, autonomic systems basically running … Continue reading

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Letting Your Heart Be Broken

BLOG Letting Your Heart Be Broken Prisoner-labourers in a typical African open pit mine, many of whom will “end up in shallow graves, executed for suspected theft, for lack of production, or simply for sport” (photo by Jean-Claude Coutausse/ CONTACT … Continue reading

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The Colonization of our Hearts, Minds, and Bodies

BLOG The Colonization of our Hearts, Minds, Bodies and Souls This past weekend I had a lovely visit with Wendy Farmer-O’Neil from BC, and in the process of exploring some of my ideas about the “two me’s” I wrote about … Continue reading

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An Incessant and Dissonant Whispering in my Ear

BLOG Both Me There are two “me’s” warring for control of my body and my mind. They’re getting farther apart in what they think I should do, and be. Just when I think one of them is getting close to … Continue reading

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Links (and Top Tweets) of the Week(s) — July 18, 2009

BLOG Links of the Week — July 5, 2009 This is a collection of links and tweets since the start of the month (I’ve been away), so it’s much longer than usual. Hence abstracts are short, and I’ve tried to … Continue reading

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What Do You Care About?: Presentations About What Matters

BLOG What Do You Care About? Wednesday I listed the things I want to do, and one of them was “to become better at conversing, presenting and demonstrating”. To that end I’ve been watching videos of great presenters (like Garr … Continue reading

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