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Trust and cooperation

We are facing a global crisis, of a magnitude which has not been experienced in recent history. Our response must be radical and swift. The implication of this action will remain for many years to come. The world will change dramatically. With trust and cooperation, how different could things be? Here’s a riff by Yuval […]

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How long

We’re on lockdown. Day three here in India and already I’ve got itchy feet. I was not made to sit indoors all day. The mandatory curfew is expected to last three weeks. We’re allowed out to collect basic provisions but not more than that. Punishments for non-compliance here are more swift and direct than elsewhere […]

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Help the aged

The UK government has made a pigs ear of handling the global pandemic. Action was not taken at the appropriate time. Slow to respond, clumsy in its execution and frankly, sinister in its reasons. We are being asked to prioritise the health and well being of the elderly and otherwise unwell. It is a wonderful […]

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What’s really going on

A friend shared this video recently. It struck me as quite a remarkable statement. What do you think?

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Deep rest

As the world begins to lock down we are entering a phase of deep rest. An opportunity simply to be. Stillness. It’s a rare and curious gift. The abundance of time afforded in this moment now stretches out before us. Use it wisely.  

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Heart space

Right thought, right speech, right action. It comes from the heart space. Dive in, go deep, radiate love and light.

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Never accept the obvious

Walking along the beach on spring equinox the coast guard drove by in a Jeep. Across the top of the windshield was a slogan: ‘NEVER ACCEPT THE OBVIOUS’. In these extraordinary times, look beyond the headlines. See past the noise of the crowd on social media. Observe the subtle, unspoken shifts. Society has a responsibility […]

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Fear setting

What’s the worst that could happen? Are you prepared for that? How would you respond in that scenario? Fear setting is a useful practice in any situation. In the past I’ve applied this technique in various ways. It’s helped to gain perspective and to formulate a considered response. Action in the present moment is effective […]

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Grow

Find a patch of land and grow something. Could be a long while on lockdown. Take self responsibility for your daily needs.

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Deeper than the oceans

It’s my birthday today. I’m celebrating by visiting Aravali beach in Maharashtra. It’s stunning. Confucianism says that a child’s debt to his parents is unpayable. There is an “unhye”, loosely meaning ‘by the grace of’ that says: “Your debt to your parents is deeper than the oceans and higher than the highest mountains”. Feeling deep […]