April 13th, 2020

speaker, consultant, coach

Quote of the day

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

speaker, consultant, coach

A simple life

Photo by Marc Zimmer on Unsplash
Photo by Marc Zimmer on Unsplash

Good morning, and a very happy, albeit belated Easter.

As you might have seen, yesterday, I took a day off from posting on Livejournal or sharing anything else on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. It wasn't so much that I went completely offline, but I needed to break the habit of always being at my computer or on my phone, if for no other reason than I wanted to be present to whatever was arising.

OK, so once again, I'm calling in aid the 'S' word. I've no idea why because it's not as if you're short of people (mostly) finger-wagging the virtues of our new normal which, they say, is a throwback to the halcyon days of old. Actually, I just made that up. I've no idea what people are writing about but, I'm sure, somewhere in the midst of all the outpouring of content is some dewy-eyed, romanticised piece talking about them good ol' days

But I was there, at least in part.

As I've explained before, up until the age of 14 I had a connection to the 19th century and an even stronger connection to the early days of the 20th century. The difficulty for me is that whilst I can call on the memory gods to show up, I've no way of saying, largely by dint of my age, whether it could offer us a roadmap for our post-Covid19 lives — i.e. a more simple life. 

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