Coming towards the end of "GRIT: why passion and resilience are the secrets to success" by Angela Duckworth. I love that we now have research and populist books in Positive Psychology and I have enjoyed Marty Seligman's books. Psychology research into what it is to be a human living a fulfilling life is a turnaround from the past!? Enjoying "GRIT"....as a Career Coach working with teenagers this is massively useful! Last week I saw 14 year olds who have already picked "destinations" in the…See More
"Thank you Susthama
Obviously by "communism" I don't mean horrendous stalinist dictatorships! But real communities, self-organising, democratic, caring for all in the community and others etc etc...won't attempt a…"
"Hi Ian, nice to see you here. Thank you too for your message about RAD.
When we we were living at the Buddhist House, it felt like a very small, pure red army, probably more communist than a communist commune. :)"
At the moment I am feeling very sad for the state of the planet. As I write the great forests are being consumed by fire, both the tropical forest in Brazil and the tundra forest in Russia. The great forests are the lungs of the earth. I myself have lung problems. When there are parts of the lungs that don’t work anymore one can run out of energy. It can strike suddenly. We will probably not do anything serious about climate change or wildlife extinction…
My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…
“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue