For this month’s article, I’m sharing some thoughts I prepared for my 80th Birthday party. This is not the exact text delivered on the night. Instead, it’s an abridged version of that speech, edited slightly for readers. It went like this … “On December 11th 2021, I turned 80. Read More
This series of articles, essays and letters are designed to help point the reader in the direction of Possibility (and away from impossibility).
Each article fleshes out how you and I can live from a fresh view of life, freedom and creativity. They are equally relevant for practitioners, mum and dad, business people and those working in the public sector.
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What follows attempts to explain the ineffable; how we function as we play Life’s gift to us: The game of living. Firstly, some precepts: Born from Life, we are Life. Life manifests in us as Original Thought – Life expressing its creative energy through us. Original Thought takes form within… Read More
When talking with clients, a conversation often takes place around the idea of being in service to ‘the common good’. What serves the ‘common good’? Who determines what it is? Is it even possible to be in service to ‘the common good’? Is it remotely possible to know what constitutes… Read More
LEARNING FROM PERSONAL HISTORY. LET’S DIG DEEPER INTO THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY. A few weeks back, John published an article entitled “The psychological wound is a mirage”. Soon after, Peter le Bretton, PH.D., a friend and respected colleague of John’s, responded with a spirited reply,… Read More
After reading my previous article here, ‘Will The World Heal Without You?’, a dear friend of some 45 years wrote to me. With Tom’s permission, I quote, in part, what he said: “I have read the article and can see the point but just find it very difficult to know… Read More
This is a story about you, your life, your reality – your world. The first part of this article, the PRESENT STATE, you may find confronting. A good friend said: ‘John, it’s just too grim – people will stop reading. You need to put the solution before outlining the problems.’… Read More
We all consistently create and re-create our lives via our current ‘state-of-mind’. It’s how we think, feel and act in each moment. It’s the reality we live in a reality that works for or against ourselves; for or against our family, our friends, neighbours and colleagues; ultimately for or against… Read More
This article is a distillation of an influential, bestselling, blockbuster book. OK, I’m joking! Taking only ten minutes to read, this piece may trigger a fresh start for an ailing relationship – or one you want but are yet to have. At the very least, I hope that you will… Read More
Only when dropping all that we know can we hear the essence of what another is saying. TRUE LISTENING OCCURS BEYOND THE KNOWN In this article, we will look at whether we are open to seeing beyond our habitual and invisible thinking. That includes seeing… Read More
There is an old phrase that goes like this: ‘The map is not the territory’. It’s often used when trying to distinguish between belief and reality. In other words, a map is not the actual terrain we traverse; at best, it’s only a detailed picture (or a representation) of it. Read More