Monday, March 30, 2020

I recall a wee YMCA Festival when  πŸ…±πŸ…΄πŸ…°πŸ†„πŸ†ƒπŸ…ΈπŸ…΅πŸ†„πŸ…»  came on stage

Scott Peck and his perspective on love

The Road Less Travelled man - 
Scott Peck MD, 
worked in the field of applied psychology explored the definitions of love and evil.
Peck maintains that love is a combination of the concern
for the spiritual growth of another, 
and simple narcissism. 
In combination, 
love is an activity, 
not simply a feeling.

Scott Peck and his perspective on love
(in one of my favourite books:: 
The Road Less Travelled)  
is that:: 

"..... love is not a feeling, 
it is an activity and an investment.
Love is primarily a concern for the spiritual growth of another.
Love cannot be sustained by mutual dependence, rather,
love between two parties 

is made stronger when they are
completely independent of one another."


Sunday, March 29, 2020

I desire to see humans having some fun and I love it love it - but I also yearn for the stretch.

I feel that sometimes my work is so unachievable. 
So I set low targets because I have such high expectations. 
I yearn for the development of humans; 

It is not something I do to people. 
I feel my job is a facilitator which stimulated 
a climate of trust and sharing. 

Get the right tone and stretch activity or question - 
and humans pour out their souls. 
The core. 
The heart. 
The journey of the visible human and the interior human. 

That very act of humans sharing something from inside, 
which has never before been tapped, 
is a massive revelation to others present - 
the mining-for-soul individual person themselves.
Only when we share with another 
will the reality of our life become real. 
Make sense. 
The glory of God is a person fully alive. 
also ........ 
The Glory of God is a person digging their 
own well and 
becoming ......... 

Always I have individuals who are tight. 
Rolled and packaged to say nothing. 
Emotional arms folded. 
Legs crossed too! 
It is fine if a group contains a few humans who trust me, 
relaxed with themselves and at least a couple of others. 
Climate is a virus = catching. 

If the group has no such people, 
the job is to 'ice break’ 
(don't like that term really) 
or conduct an appropriate activity which is not silly for those present. 
If it hits the right tone - 
there is then a starting climate to move to different objectives. 

Working with a mix of international people is sensitive - 
I am no good with languages and those who know me would include English too. 
But it is not just verbal. 
The cultural norms of people in a group or crowd 
can be as sensitive to handle as the speaking in different tongues. 

The trouble with me - 
I desire to see people having some fun and 
love it love it - 
but I also yearn for the stretch. 
To myself and with others. 

Eyes wide open. 
To see one persons eyes 
open wider 
can be 
a moment of wonder. 

It can be one small thing. 
They have seen. 
They have experienced. 
They (yes they) have said. 

It is a flower opening to the sun. 
It is is like a flower with droplets of rain - 
like tears from the soul and I love it. 

I am yearning for those droplets ….
.... and mainly that opening 
of those delicate petals. 


Saturday, March 28, 2020

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The Department of Health rejected medical advice about providing NHS staff with certain protective equipment.

The Department of Health rejected medical advice about providing NHS staff with certain protective equipment during an influenza pandemic because stockpiling it would be too expensive, the Guardian can reveal. 

Documents show officials working under the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt told medical advisers three years ago to "reconsider" a formal recommendation that eye protection should be provided to all healthcare professionals who have close contact with pandemic influenza patients. 

The expert advice was watered down after an "economic assessment" found a recommendation about providing visors or safety glasses to all hospital, ambulance and social care staff who have close contact with pandemic influenza patients would "substantially increase" the costs of stockpiling. 

The documents may help explain a shortage of protective gear in the NHS that is hampering efforts to manage the Covid-19 virus pandemic.