Onwards and upwards . . .

Bishop John James (R4, 12 July 2017) pondered recently on what might happen if essentials in our lives went pear-shaped at the same time – computer crashes, energy failures, supermarket shortages.  He mooted the idea that, in the future, having a strip of land, a garden, an allotment, might be our key to survival – a “going forward into the past.”  I really like this phrase.

It reminds me first of the power of learning to enable us to acquire new knowledge, skills and understanding, and then next, the ability of reflection to help us to make sense of our experiences, to build on our strengths and to repeat what’s been useful.

If, like me, you’re a strong reflector (journal writer, introverted feeling preference etc, etc) you’ll know what I mean.

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