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5 notes on Covid-19 from across the pond

5 notes on COVID-19 from Rohan at A Learning a Day. 1) We’re still in the first leg of the pandemic. Unlike notes I shared in the early days, we now have plenty of data on how things are going. So, I thought we’d take a quick look. I had two takeaways when I looked at this. […]

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Notes from the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita, which means, “The Song of God”, often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the epic Mahabharata. The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most famous of Hindu texts, with a unique pan-Hindu influence. The Gita’s call for selfless action inspired many leaders of […]

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A stiff upper lip

The British response to the covid pandemic has centred around a familiar mantra. Courage in the face of adversity. Perseverance through the tough times. Keep calm and carry on These are commendable traits that echo the collective war time effort that saw the British defeat the Nazis. This popular ideology has been politicised and weaponised […]

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Cirrus

Crossing the Siolim bridge this morning I saw the sunrise. It was a rare privilege to see it. A beautiful way to start a new day. Rolling home from Cirrus after a night of revelry felt like a fitting celebration of the world’s greatest festival at fifty. The gentle afterglow of a tribal shakedown carrying […]

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The greatest festival on Earth

I’ve been to a bunch of festivals. I love rolling around in a field for a few days shaking off the responsibilities of daily life; to cut loose for a while. Hedonism is an important part of the cultural mix and festivals are certainly my preferred shakedown. I had a conversation recently about how in […]

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How to make a Chi Ball of Energy

I’ve been having a acupuncture and shiatsu sessions this last few weeks. The teacher recommended I practice deep belly breathing for grounding. A Chi ball is a psychic energy ball created by chi energy (ki in Japanese) which you gather and compress into a ball which you can then use for healing or psychokinesis I’ve […]

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Great change is upon humanity. I’ve heard the phrase, ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ bandied around for some months now. I wanted to dig a little deeper to understand the direction of travel that the current institutions of power and influence have in mind. I’m beginning my next phase of research. I plan to educate myself […]

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Sensemaking 101

As we step int the second half of the year, the home stretch of this daily blogging challenge, I’m starting to look at sensemaking. When I started this project I intended to share my learnings as they arose. In that way the blog has evolved day by day. As this year has unfolded I’m still […]

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The Conspiracy Myth

In an effort to navigate these chaotic times my further reading has led me back to Charles Eisenstein. His new article, The Conspiracy Myth, is a glimmer of hope in these dark days. I found solace in the middle path that is called upon in this well researched and balanced blog post. A soothing read […]

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Happy Fathers Day

Hey Dad, Thanks for being a maverick and doing things your way. Thanks for doing your best for the family. Thanks for everything. Love, Jim xx