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A particularly insidious, creeping misuse of authority/power, often unreported, is the spectrum of behaviours from showing disrespect to more obvious misconduct, belittling, harassing, bullying and abusing. This occurs in homes, workplaces, institutions, communities, and societies. And, if we place value on being civilised, this harm must be prevented, eradicated and healed.
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Father Thomas Keating, well known for advocating and informing the practice of centre-ing prayer, died last month.
There has been a sudden uptake of interest in story in business – and we find our workshops are in great demand.
They are usually customised, but the menu of topics covered often includes the neuroscience and psychology of story,listening, capturing, constructing and telling of stories in various business settings.
("Story" includes metaphor, anecdote, images .....)
“To live without hope is to cease to live” - Dostoyevsky
“I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain” - Charles Spurgeon
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land or opened a new doorway for the human spirit” - Helen Keller
“Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives -- the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change -- truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts” – Salman Rushdie
“Wisdom Rises Out of Wonder” - Socrates
The coin lost in the river is found in the river – a koan.
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