Had a good week at work? Determined that next week will be even better? Maybe this will help: In her new book, The Skills, Mishal Husain says: Thank you Mishal. Loving your style.
“We may believe that it’s the quality of the sunset that gives us such pleasure, but in fact it is the quality of our own immersion in the sunset that brings the delight.” Ayya Khema
Coco Khan writes eloquently about a time when she can “go back to skipping through life and eating memes for breakfast.” Leaving aside, just for the moment, the context she wrote that in . . . What wonderful words. How beautifully optimistic. It’s a state to be desired.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Herman Melville suggests some good reads for helping us to deal with “noxious colleagues.” He says: “Toxic colleagues are the worst. But they may be a feature of the workplace environment rather than a bug.” Let’s hope they’re a dying breed.
“Work is love made visible… And what is it to work with love? It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.” Kahlil Gibran
Tim Lomas writes about the word areté – a Classical Greek term about fulfilment of potential and purpose. He uses it in the context of a story about himself … As a teenager, he longed to ‘make it’ as a musician. He subsequently started a band, and continued to play throughout university, and remembers many great adventures… Read More Working towards . . .
“I was just rather fascinated by certain what seemed to me insoluble paradoxes about reflection, about what it was like to look in one direction and see in another. I was struck by the strange capability we have to look through the front window of a motor car and at the same time look through… Read More Which way to turn . . .
“Rather than wandering around in problem-solving mode all day, thinking mainly of what you want to fix about yourself or your life, you can pause for a few moments throughout the day to marvel at what’s not broken. You.” Kristin Neff (Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind)
“A growing body of research suggests that we’re most productive when we move between periods of high focus and intermittent rest. Instead, we live in a gray zone, constantly juggling activities but rarely fully engaging in any of them—or fully disengaging from any of them. The consequence is that we settle for a pale version… Read More Shades of . . .