Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Hi Hello - it's me again ..........

Have a few hours at an airport again.
Cannot not click you way.
Because I buzz
But not fly
for at least 2 hours
usually longer due to

It is great working with the same team over a period
Designing a process of team building
people work
most of all
self management.

"Leadership is not so much about technique and methods
as it is about opening the heart.

Leadership is about inspiration—of oneself and of others.
Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes.
Leadership is not a formula or a program,
it is a human activity that comes from the heart and
considers the hearts of others.

It is an attitude, not a routine".
Lance Secretan,
Industry Week, 10/12/98

It is great to clock their listening ability

In a climate of trust
ears unblock
arms unfolded
body movements forward
continuous learning
from each other
concrete application
and reflections.

There are very real challenges here. Unique. The journey on the course is able to divert and deal with an issue which is of concern to one member. And we all learn from the process. As usual it is a process of dealing with a challenge 'strategically' rather than going into it on a wing and a prayer. It is a one person issue but it became a team one. What could be better for team cohesiveness.

Today we did ::
Level Five Communication
Transactional Analysis
Listening Skills
Observation Skills
Presentation Skills
Self Awareness
Reflective Practice
Reverse Empathy
Programming Participation

May sound dry to you. Electric for me. Just listening and reading the passion from those in front of me is such a privilege. I drink in their energy and abilities and I loveitloveitloveit ..........

"Leaders grow; they are not made".

The Peter F. Drucker
Foundation for Nonprofit Management,
The Leader of the Future, 1996


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Ian Long Art

now exhibiting at Saatchi Gallery

have a look see

Julie Benson
Julie Benson

..... the Leaning Towers of Pearls of Wilson here ......... it seems to me to be a long time since I have really clicked these keys ........... and you don't know how I am and - how the hell are you........?

From my side - I have that thing about telling you who I really am .......... my favourite book
"Why I am I afraid to tell you who I am because -
if I tell you why I am and you don't like who I am
- that is all I have".

Well I feel ok but that 'ok' answer is so 'Level One Communication'
so ...................
I am ............ x five ::

......... and you?

Sometimes humans email me with five.
do you do it? - alone?
are you a secret 5 worder?
or do you not want to enter in?

I like insider news
news of your interior not just the activity of the exterior-you
I like that too!

I love knowing who I am.
Spent two hours commuting - thinking about the question
"What is it like being you"?
I asked myself that question.
I wrote a book in my head from that one question.
Must try to dig it out and click it sometime.
At least for my reflective learning.
Can I ask you?
Well - I can ask - even if I don't get an answer.
What is it like being you?
I only know what it is like being me
and I would love to know about you!

I will not be at these keys much in the next few days
will be a bit

A problem I have ........... is caused by
julie benson julie benson
she is always twice in my life
she emailed me and now I am twisted
"What are two of the most beautiful songs you know?"
She said

"Me?" - she said

"Otis Reading- I've been loving you
Cat Stevens Trouble
Jeff Buclkey- Hallelujah"
she said

Even she had to quote three!!

I will instantly say
"ONE" by U2
but what a problem I have with the other ...............

............ and you?

So I am going to bed early as I am up at 5 ..........

Ian Long

...... click to see his stuff at the at Saatchi Gallery

........ love it love it. .....

Monday, May 29, 2006

Richard was refused a visa to return to the UK after four years in the UK. He was due to go to the YMCA College to achieve a degree in Informal Education and was left stranded.

There has been a reversal of the decision - even before the appeal.

So he missed Greenbelt last year and his course. But he managed meet a beautiful human called Jenni ............. hey hey.

So tell the world - Richard is coming back and plans to be at Greenbelt this year.
Zig is pleased because Richard is his best cat-minder.

Fantastic news ..................


Sunday, May 28, 2006


.... in India .......... it is hot out there and there is also some HOT news coming too ......... more details when I get permission.

Just back to the Wilson Mansions following a trip up to the North West England where everyone talks normal like meeeeeee.

We went to visit Joyce my Mother-in-Law who is not well.

We beat the Pie Eaters - a team called WIGIN ........
I call them the 'Pies'
and they play at the Pie-Dome.
We beat em.

But it took six and a half hours to drive there on Friday and I counted 11 traffic jams grrrrr ...

It took five hours to get back today so my petrol tank is empty and so is my head.
I will get back to all my beautiful humans tomorrow as I try and catch up as well as prepare for the week-oh-such-a-week-ahead ............ I say that with pleasure but I have to put some work in.

What else can I say ........ er er ........... I will get back to you.

Just want to say ::

I hate missing my blog
I appreciate you clicking this way
You are beautiful


Friday, May 26, 2006

Gilles Peterson my favourite DJ as he introduced 'The Beauty Room' tonight in my favourite London Club 'Cargo'.

I have no friends so Joy (Sheila) and me went out on the town - after a long/day/week/month!!.
I was knackered but but glad I put the effort in. This was the first live gig from the band. Their album and single are out in July.

I love being out and miss it so much. To long, all to long, are the gaps between the live music.

I love the thought of a 'beauty room' and blogged about it some time ago. (and the music!). are beautiful ......


The Beauty Room ...

.... love the band and also the concept of a beauty room which is not about make-up and lipstck ......... but a deeper sense of beauty.

I want a room like that ....... will you join me in it for a beauty party?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Give me five

Five words
to describe
your life at
the moment?


..... and you?


All I need to know about life I learned from my Guardian Angel

Know all the possibilities of your impossible dream.
Leave space in your relationships so you'll have lots of room to play.
Be yourself.
Forgive, forget, and forge ahead,
It's easier to fly when you take yourself lightly.
Reach out and touch someone lightly with your wing.
Love is the only four letter word you need to know.
Whenever you hear a bell, another angel has earned their wings.
It's okay to cry during sad movies.
Don't postpone joy to scrub the bathroom or clean the garage.
Love mother earth.
Whenever you feel afraid, get a new box of crayons.
Carry a spare set of wings in your pocket.
Wherever you go, that is where you will be.
Spread your wings and fly.
Always be an angel-on-call for a friend.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

major fuse blown
not human
darkened my early start
burned porridge
strange noise in the house
forgot my ink-pen
BenjiB/iPod penetrated my restless soul and I recovered on the train

I saw a person throw litter out of a moving car
Where do they think this stuff goes?
Saw a couple kissing on the escalator
Saw someone put litter in a London bin
Felt sick when I saw a Nestles logo
Energised by being with talented and beauty-full humans
A Moslem man - articulate - passionate - I love him
Blessed human - me
I feel I want to pour out everything all in one go

Today I saw a couple on the tube
red faced

eyes closed
well dressed - casual
dressed for this London winter
out of date glasses
eyes closed too
head bowed
I wondered where they had been
to a funeral
to friends
bad news?
I thought how they lived
I thought how they needed each other
They had each other
They were holding hands .......................

Tired - me



Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

This helps us to stay in touch with our feelings and needs - seems to me.

Sometimes the onset of anxiety or a sudden drop in mood can be traced to our having forgotten to eat so our blood sugar levels are off kilter.

Sometimes we may be carrying a resentment, or feeling lonely, or we are just too tired.
Taking a little time out from our busy day to ask ourselves if we are feeling too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired, gets us in touch with our feelings.
When we know what we are feeling
we can make choices and take the appropriate action to get our needs for food, companionship, or rest, met.

Being too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired,
are conditions that leave us more vulnerable
to the temptations that lead us away from our journey of development.
Part of the journey is learning to pay attention to these inner signals.
Practice appropriate ways to meet our needs.
Resolve issues that will enhance our growth into wholeness.

When are you most Vulnerable?

'Blob HALT' is one of many tools that can be used to work at this awareness.
This is just part of the 'Blob HALT'.


A Poem ...
..... and a link to this killer drug .....

Late night thoughts .. .. ... ... ..

I am with humans, .......... and accepting humans as they are, is always the right thing.
Not always the easy thing.
I hate to say this but, I sometimes have an inner 'cringe' when I am close up to an individual and can smell the pain - the disaster of a life lived.
I feel helpless.
It hurts and I feel helpless.
I feel I want to hug.
because I know of nothing else.

I admire too.
What they face
what they have before them
what they have in terms of inner strength
is often little
drained away.

Outside - 'on show' to the beautiful human - I am calm.
I look into their eyes and try to connect.
Chemical eyes so so often.
Outside ........ the 'on show' me ......... is a sensitive and loving me, not shocked, not cringing away ......and that is real.
I have the deepest of feelings for the damaged souls.
It comes down to the soul.
It is not just body damage, not just mental damage, not just relational damage, parental rejection,not just a lifetime of rejection ........ it is soul damage ........ a poverty that is imprisoning the spirit
Damaged by a collection of the above and sometimes more ....... and stuff we will never will know.

The hurt it can do to my soul ............. it is draining and the need and skill and awareness to stay positive and loving and affirming - is a drain.
But that is the place I want to be be.
Pain and uncomfortableness - I refuse neither.
Drained or not.
I offer all I can.
That is why I need you.
Need my friends.
Need humans who love me and accept me.
That is soul food.
That is the thing I live for.
Giving till it hurts and receiving like the thirsty ........ and I am!

So I do these things - live these things - yearn these things.
I write and reflect and learn.
I need to write and stumble and fumble and trip-up with my inadequate and inarticulate self because, in doing that,
..................... that too, is soul food.

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference".
Robert Frost


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Five Words
to describe your life at the moment .. .. .. ... ... .. .. .. ... ... I asked?

Here are some
humans ....




Blob Family

..... I think many of those beautiful humans, like you, who read my blog are-
'people persons'.

Or humans who care about others who are either looking them in the eyes - or care about beautiful humans at the other side of the world - even.
The ones who are suffering and sometimes at a position of 'survival'.

Here I am using one of eight drawings, from an A4 sheet, which are part of a story.
It is a story for those using to explore human interactions.
No right or wrong in the story.
But a fantastic way of facilitating the opening of human minds ....... and interaction which is ::
- developmental
- interactive
- and active learning.

These are some of the questions which I would use when conducting a group work session.
Can you consider procesing hrough and answering the questions yourself?
Better still with another human?

Here goes ::

What is happening here?

Which one has the most negative feelings?
Which one is hiding?
What are the feelings?
Which one is holding hands with - self?
Which ones are touching another?
Where is the eye contact going?
Which ones eyes are going into space?
Who is the centre of attention?
Is the one in the middle happy?
Which one do you feel like now?
Which one of these was you once-upon-a-time?
- at your worst?
- in a relationship?
- in a group?

Hope that was ok for you?
it is better when it is conducted with others
- another human
the interaction is the beauty
- and we feel more too!!!

It is one of 56 such tools in ::

Only available from me at £12 including postage.


"Hey Gravity"

Have a look at the young Band here ..........

View the video .....
I like them, just seen the vid only, and they may be playing Greenbelt this year along with ............ MichaelFranti/Spearhead/Daniel Bedingfield/me/Willie Williams/ ....... thanx for the link Dave ...........


Saturday, May 20, 2006



......... and you?


.... and Sheila comes home ....... not seen her since my birthday and all the fun then ...... loveherloveherloveher ..........

Ian Long


... a few photos to follow from my visits to the New Piccadilly Restaurant an the rest of my life ......

Greenbelt Festival

Vice Chairman
Andy Turner

..... great man and great meeting in the New Piccadilly Restaurant ....... where else can one meet can one one ........ we just flowed and flowed ..... three vistits in seven days ....... good eh?

..... you may have met me and my camera ........ I see something/someone ...... beautiful and I reach for my ever-ready ........ this case it is in tha Apple Shop and the Beauty-full is an Apple Mac remote ......... can it be the most beautiful or something moreso just behind?

I will post a BexBeautiful pic soon ...

.. and I will post several photos from my week ........


How do I relax?

..... I used to play but now I watch ............. wowee

.... These are a few pix from the last seven days of my life so far ......

The Saints

Super League

..... just look at that score .....

My last seven days in photos ......

..... well some of them ....

I have just been dancing and jumping up and down for 80 minutes as I saw the Saints destroy the big big Bradfr Bulls in a most exciting game of Rugbu League ........ did you manage to get it on BBC TV this afternoon .. ... .. ... ... I feel like I have just done a work-out .....

My last seven days in photos ......

..... well some of them ....


My last seven days in photos ......

..... well some of them ....


My last seven days in photos ......

..... well some of them ....


My last seven days in photos ......

..... well some of them ....

Susan quiet serene beautiful wonder

My last seven days in photos ......

..... well some of them ....

Ian Art Notes
Water U2 beautiful

The Blob Tree
100 + Games
Group Work Tools
Structured Experiences
Disability Awareness
Games Theory
Fun Games
Messy Games
BBQ Games
Party Games
Creative Artwork

..... all in one book and only available from me ....... £10.00 .......... just email me and it will be with you soon ......


...... Leaning Towers of pip wilson dot com here ......... too late to blog but will be in catchup over the next couple of days ........

Hope you are well ......

........ as well as beautiful?


Friday, May 19, 2006

.... just one photo from my day yesterday ....

..... and grab this with your eyes ....... look at the faces ...... click the pic and it enlarges...

....... see the hands with full expression ..... the fun ....... I had such fun with these and more ........ we laughed and laughed .......... llloveitloveitloveit ....

Thursday, May 18, 2006

so show/me/how to feel/about being me/so that I can leave my shell/
and shout and jump and kick/until something gets changed/
because the future is mine/and I don't want it to be like/the past/
and I hate/ seeing people starve/in order to give me/cheap trainers.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

How can you tell when I am level headed?

I dribble out of both corners of my mouth!

I did that very thing today as I saw and touched the new Macbook which was launched yesterday.

Such beauty.
4 x faster than mine - thinner and massive capacity ...... mine is a 12" G4
- this is a 13" Macbook and I will hate you if you buy one .........

....... I have evil desires .......

Dropped in to the Apple Shop in Regent Street, London W1, with Bex after our New Piccadilly lunch together .......... pics to follow .........

Still dribbling ..........


.... in silver or black ..... and similar size as mine at the moment only thinner ....

All I Need to Know about Life I Learned from Drinking Coffee

I am productive! I am productive! I am productive!
Better latte than never.
A day without coffee is like sleep through it.
We all have to do the daily grind.
Espresso yourself.
Automatic drip defines most people's personalities.
Stand your grounds.
If the spoon doesn't dissolve, it ain't coffee.
I love the caffeine; it's the rich taste I could do without.
Don't stop till you're shaking.
Impatience is a virtue.
Take two cups and call me in the middle of the night.
Who needs sleep when you've got coffee?
There's no rest for the caffeinated.
Decaf is for sissies.
Man cannot live by coffee alone - donuts are pretty essential too.
There is no such thing as a free refill.
It's okay to be full of beans sometimes.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

My favourite photo from my two days away.

Just look at the pic ....... click on the pic and see it in full frame .. .....

Just look at the eager non-verbal communication - leaning forward with eyes listening as well as thirsty ears ...... Iloveitloveit ......

Back now and knackered after the intensity and then driving home for over three hours.

The M25 seems to greet you like a packed car park.
Even my 6,000 songs on my iPod did not release the tiredness as I hit the road works .......... so eager to get home to my beloved and Zig - D Cat.

Just want to say I will publish a few more photos in th coming days and others of beautiful humans I will meet tomorrow and Thursday and ..........

It was great being among humans who are working with homeless youngsters.
Is great to feel their passion and fun.
Wondrous to chat, in the informal bits, about life and work and everyday things .....
So stretching to work together and step into the uncomfortable to grow.
I can tell some hate to be introduced to new methods of communication and learning.
Most loved it.
Others, like most church people, wanted to sit in rows and be talked at ..... " Come on inspire me you powerpoint king"

Me - loved it.
I was the one with most to learn.
The University of Swanwick.
I sipped from the well of knowledge.
Iloveditlovedit .........

I will reflect ........ but need some zzzzz

Just want to say ........... you are beautiful .......


..... a sign of a good conference is a good social time in the bar at night ...... ..... in some cases in the early morning too ......

Sunday, May 14, 2006

I am working away for a couple of days so, as usual, I will click this way when I can get time and a line out to you.

Because you are a special human.

Do you feel special?

I feel special in a 'charity shop sale' sense.
I am not being funny -well a bit.
But - sometimes the well-worn toys are the favorite ones.

One does not need to be a super model - does one?

Well ....... I am off to zzzzz
5am alarm in the morning.
I am a bit nervy about the gig.
I never know the reality I am going into - even with the best of prep..
But - the stretch is good
Refresh the irritation - I say
Yearn for unease
Search the uncomfortable


Do something that scares you today .......


"By the way,
the hardest part of unconditional Love is
accepting wherever we are at in the moment no matter how uncomfortable.

The hardest part of acceptance
is not the difficulty of allowing others their process (although Lord knows that can be very hard);
it is allowing ourselves our own process without shame and judgment.

I can do that now most of the time.
I know now that when it feels like crap
it is not punishment,
it is not because I am bad or wrong or defective. . .

What I know now is that when it feels like shit that means that I am being fertilized to help me grow."

~Robert Burney
A Man went to see his Doctor ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

I can’t stop singing ‘The Green, Green Grass of Home.’
“That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.”
“Is it common?”
“It’s Not

..... I love this ...

Imperfection .....

"Research by sociolinguist Albert Mehrabian shows that in a face-to-face encounter
7% of a verbal message comes from the words used:
38% comes from vocal tone, pacing and inflection and
55% of the message is transmitted by the speaker's appearance and body language"

We are the human we carry and live - not just what we know.
Sometimes just being there with another is the right thing to say - NO words.
"Presence and availability is the essence of Love"
says Gabriel Marcel.

Sometimes we over-talk when we are nervy or just apprehensive.
Being with another who is going through tough times - or worse, is a reminder to us of our Beautiful Imperfection.
Well - at least our imperfection.
We cannot be smug can we?
We have had tough times or maybe right now .......
I find that a few humans I ask about these things say that they believe they are beautiful but don't feel it.
Some say the are not beautiful.
Know they are living 'imperfection'
Accepting we have both, despite our feelings about them, is vital.
"I'm ok" is a big factor in our emotional health.
We cannot be "I'm ok - you are ok" unless we have that first "ok".

You are beautiful
(and you know about the other!)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

.... Hi .....
...... have not clicked your way for a while so a few bits as they slip from the brain to my finger tips .....

....... when I don't know where to start I start with FEELINGS ....... a place some never go .......
I am feeling quite good in terms of stability. Not too pressured - as I have been during this week sometimes.
So I have after pressure feelings.
I know I am now relaxing before further intensity.
Preparing always relieves the tension.
My friend BJ says he has never seen me angry.
I don't lose my cool as I used to do.
I am more into instant thought and deep breaths when there is something kicking off - inside - or outside me.
I find myself overcome by excitement more than other more negative feelings.

Why do I feel like I do?
Always a 'before bed time' question.
I have cracked a lot of prep for the week ahead.
The details need thinking through in great detail.
Considering every expectation- every scenario.
Also I am seeing Ian my Blob Partner in crime tomorrow.
And the Sheilas afterwards too.
At least one Sheila.
And the Saints won a tough battle tonight.
And there is another game on tv tomorrow and that I lurve .......
Nothing really hurts right now.

............ years ago when I was an Engineer working in a research laboratory - I was restless.
I remember.
We were married one year and done the normal thing and started to buy a house.
Well - not too normal.
Most peers bought in a better district of town than the one we lived in.
We bought one right up close to the Young Humans we were working with.
I was restless.
Itchy feet.
Then ................ There was the call.
Exactly to the day of moving in - we moved out of the house to work and live in an Approved School in Cheshire.
Years later we still don't own a home as do our peers.
Strike me off as a freak.
We have a contract to live in this house for five years more - but I am not concerned.
Trust .............. - ----- blind foolish - some may say ........

And I think about that special moment
- that pause between two deep breaths ......

I love my music and listen all the time .........
new Sufjan Stevens stuff from his album due in July

And I think of Sunday ............
- Church - Singh - Work/final prep - pack - shower - 5am >>>>>>>

I once said to a man, who is great with drama and theatre, that I could never do that .......... and he said that what I do is performance in a way ............. and that made me think ..... and still does .....

A number of humans have said to me, some when drunk, that reading my first book, 'Gutter Feelings', changed their life.
Changed their direction.

I have feelings about that.
But I don't know what they are ............

Dance like no-one is watching
Sing like no-one is listening
Love like you have never been hurt.



Thursday, May 11, 2006

..... good idea ........ take the day off and take Joan out for a nice birthday lunch.
Best pub we know.
Great food.
Glass of champagne - of course.
Then to Tescos to do some shopping.

Then a phone call.
A spare ticket for the Lords Cricket match today - the first test match.
Dave, Ann's man, had a spare ticket and offered it to Joan because he knows she is a fanatic - and likes cricket too!

So off they go - the two of them and I had a catch up day in the office until she got home at 9.30. The Sheilas met Dave an Joan in a pub afterwards for a bite to eat ......... and see their Mum on her birthday. Nice. I love it love love it happening .............. such precious times.

Got a lot done.
More to do.




I blogged these feelings back in March
I shiver
what was I like then?
We forget .......

Pip Wilson

....... and other beautiful humans in my life ........ offering a most valuable thing ........ five words to describe life at the moment .....


Feelfree -
relaxed -
grateful -

......... and you?

...... give me five .......