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Look me in the eye and say that

When a system is broken, nobody feels “heard” and this undermines something fundamental about the human condition, stealing away our sense of worth and liberty while seemingly forcing us into the kind of corners where we show our very worst aspects as some sort of “currency” to barter with. I have found myself hamming up my personal circumstances to all those call centres this week because, when cornered – hard – by a protocol that feel unrelenting obtuse and unlistening, we sometimes feel like there is nothing else we can do but spew our personal circumstances and lose our cool. We are often reduced to ranting toddlers by the time our solution is delivered after much banging of heads on a brick wall and so is it any wonder that the delivery or repair force is then accustomed to arriving at people’s homes to find customers poised like Rottweilers ready to pounce; no wonder they sometimes refuse to go the extra-yard. We have become entrenched in a mass stand-off, with the people who work at the front line of our services feeling abused and abusive because people behind the scenes get away with so very much. At its rotten root, it all comes from policy, not from the people manning the phones per se; though the fact they don’t have to look people in the eyes when they feed them the corporate line has made it oh-so easy for us to habituate this modern-day mode of behaviour and kid ourselves its is the acceptable norm to send out and receive. Our mores have become corporate and our evolution requires that we shed those standards and stand by our own once again; like we did when we were village shopkeepers and looked people straight in the eye…only on a far bigger scale. This is our next challenge and it is entirely achievable once we all remember how important it is to feel respected and heard ourselves (read more…). Continue reading

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Take off

My recent reading-stalemate (referred to a couple of posts ago) was interrupted last week when I decided to delve deeper into the backlog of Richard Bach and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner. With my old … Continue reading

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It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it

There’s no better benchmark of our own life-evolution than the Christmas into New Year period – perhaps because we can so easily compare it with our life-stock of remarkably similar circumstances, collected over many years and played through with almost … Continue reading

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Delighting in the detours

It was an unusually early start for me this morning, with my parent hat on, and so I took the opportunity to continue on to some woods I hadn’t visited for a while for my morning dog walk. Not being … Continue reading

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Making honey

When it came to painting alliums in June, it seemed so natural to include one or two bees busying away in the radiant summer flower heads…so I did. By the time it was finished, eleven bees had made their way … Continue reading

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Natural exuberance

I’ve come to discover that every day and each and every experience contains a handful of gifts but my walk the other morning felt like it contained so many fistfuls of them that I had to laugh, not least because … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia – a story of self-healing

PLEASE!! If you have chanced upon this post, visit my related website http://www.living-whole.org. Whilst the post below may still be useful to you, it feels way out of date to me as I have come SO FAR in my healing … Continue reading

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Verdant is here!

It’s finally happening, nature is unfurling. I noticed my first spring-dressed tree just yesterday as I was driving along the winding country lanes near home –  a startling green lollipop against the brown woody garb of winter that seems to … Continue reading

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