The kids, mostly 12-13 year olds, were eager to try out what they’d just learned – a new sequence of moves in attack and defense. They were especially keen as today, they had the attention of their instructor, the head Sensei, (teacher) who had just demonstrated the moves.
At 63, he was nothing short [...]
I had a pretty remarkable realization yesterday. I was out with my nephew who has been holidaying with me. We were in a part of the Gold Coast hinterland viewing a tunnel of historic interest built in 1885. It was a rather short tunnel, about 30 meters.
So, there I stood, a short distance in front [...]
Image from Fully Mindful
I believe it was Earl Nightingale who used the expression ‘cheerful expectancy‘ to describe an attitude of mind in relation to our intentions and goals. By ‘cheerful expectancy’, he meant the optimism, confidence and preparedness to receive or achieve that which we have intended.
An attitude of ‘cheerful expectancy’ leaves no room for [...]
“First we make our habits, then our habits make us”
When a thought, feeling, word and behavior have become an automatic response to a particular stimulus, we have a habit. That’s right. A habit is not just a behavior but includes and derives from an entire neural network of associated data.
Having a ‘good’ or useful [...]
Germinating from Imagent
You know that when you’ve planted a seed, whether in a pot or the ground, that you really should leave it be. I mean, you know that you’d destroy its ability to germinate and grow if you were to dig it up everyday to check that it was ‘doing something’, right?
You also know [...]