“In Japan, a forest bathing trip, called Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, Samrimyok in Korean, is a short, leisurely visit to a forest and is regarded as being similar to natural aromatherapy.” (From Wikipedia) Continue reading Forest Baths
I’ve recently thought a bit about the different roles we play in changing things. The roles that we play are not what we are, and no one except for ourselves know who we are. The overview here has been used in strategic thinking sessions about the future role of Hub Melbourne and The Holos Group. Continue reading What’s your role – Transformer, Bridge Builder or Radical Innovator?
A tribe of people in the Amazon live their lives by events rather than time and have no word for ‘week’ or ‘year’. Einstein said that the irreversibility of time is an illusion. So for him, there was no distinction between the past, the present and the future. What’s your time? Continue reading What time is it? None.
“Ideas have no power in themselves to change the world. Their effectiveness depends upon the existence of people both willing to put them into action and capable of doing so”. Ian Miles Continue reading Ideas have no power
“Willis Harman’s Global Mind Change from 1988 is a completely different kind of ‘trend’ book. The author anticipates a major paradigm change that could transform society. This could be as radical as the earth-shaking shifts in views of reality that took place when the ‘modern’ worldview began to take shape in the seventeenth century. According to Harman, the origins of present global problems are to … Continue reading The forces of historical change
“I was living in a little flat at the top of a house and I had a piano by my bed. I woke up one morning with a tune in my head and I thought, ‘Hey, I don’t know this tune – or do I?’ It was like a jazz melody. My dad used to know a lot of old jazz tunes; I … Continue reading Act on Your Inspiration
A projective space or image is one that can cause a psychological response that could, potentially, bring an observer’s unconscious thoughts to the surface. Rothko believed that the compositional format of his mature works allowed for this sort of experience. If meditated upon, these colored spaces have the potential … Continue reading Projective spaces or images
About the game Oware – from Mancala World: “The game plays an important role in the Epic of Sundjata (c.1210-1255 or 1260), the first king and founder of the Mali Empire. It also appears to have been mentioned by the English traveller Richard Jobson who had been in Gambia in 1620. He wrote in his account Golden Trade (1623): In the heat of the day, … Continue reading Oware
“in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form.” Adolf Zeising Continue reading The Golden Ratio