Paul Crosland (with a background in Mediation/Restorative Justice/Community Development) has now focussed on promoting "Streetbank", "Timebanking" and Heinz Wolff's "Care4Care" for (y)our improved quality of life at less expense for all.
How to get to a better life (for all)
Choose breath, long, satisfying and curiously searching; especially when instant reaction serves no one
Choose to unpack the bag with the kindest kind of rummaging that can be mustered when flustered*
Choose vulnerability and "staying in discomfort long enough to figure out what's really going on"**
Choose compassionate enquiry and count our blessings; being loved and/or able to love is a wonderful world
Deepen same-sex friendship through acceptance and appreciation of difference, revealing dialogue and pregnant pauses
Choose meaning, mystery and myth; finding the holy grail in the home hearth***
Take heart and choose the weather that's actually happening, rather than fight the storm
Identify with the sky-like nature of our min d rather than identify with the passing clouds of anxiety or depression or envy****
Only at the very end, choose death.
*And jettison some flotsam and jetsam
**Brene Brown, Woman's Hour, 4th November, 2015
***A number of stories have this theme, the earliest I remember and can reference is at the end of this, to me, wonderful Arthurian talk: http://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=OM584
****Sarvananda, Meaning in Life, p73
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