Listening

Stingray Spying on Phones and Non-Disclosure in Courts

I have been surveilled by the FBI and probably still am. I noted on my friend’s phone “FBI surveillance” literally in the wireless list, given she is not political it is likely it is me as I am speaking up more now.  I have posted a photo of this surveillance on this blog as… Continue reading

Gagging Laws – Sit Down, Shut Up or GetUP!!

My awareness has been raised significantly around this topic.  I interviewed GetUp years ago in Sydney when they first started.  It is interesting to see how Government is changing from when I was a child.  I was around during the time of Gough Whitlam (Prime Minister), discussions were robust and there was… Continue reading

CSIRO Seeks Breakthrough in Search of Extraterrestrial Life

The real question is – are we intelligent life still searching for insights into who we are?  Are we really listening within? This requires a contrast to gain a sense of where we are in evolutionary terms. 

I smiled at the mainstream media and the question ‘are we alone?’  Any ABC journalist… Continue reading

What is Trumps Reflection on Time?

I just allowed the poem to write itself.  I love poetry, you never know what unfolds.

Are we really in control?

 

REFLECTING ON TIME IS TRUMPED

 

What is the trump card?

A royal flush?

A pontoon?

Sleight of hand?

To truly understand?

Democracy.

 

To come up trumps,

Is to have the… Continue reading

Can You Really Hear Other Voices?

To truly listen is to truly hear. Often we don’t know how to hear others, we are busy thinking of what we want to say. I do a good activity called ‘concentric circles’ where people are in two circles (inside/outside group) and I ask one side to speak of a subject for 2 minutes and… Continue reading

Is the Myanmar Government Deeply Listening?

 

The Elders

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Dear friends,

As Elders, sometimes our most important task is to listen. The act of listening is fundamental to peacebuilding, to ethical and inclusive leadership. Strong and stable societies are built on the understanding that everyone has the right to be listened to – and to be heard.

The Elders heard from many diverse… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”

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