I’m working on an idea for a directory linked to the We Are White River App for our informal contractors to help create employment and connect them with customers. Still in the early stages but I’m excited at the potential.
Reflecting more deeply on connection, it is striking that so many of us prefer to stand in our corner than to really connect. We stay on our same predictable path, surrounded by our self-fulfilling prophecies where the only things we seek are confirmations of our bias and support for the stories we have made up about life.
A highlight on the White River cultural calendar at the moment is the fabulous, infectiously joyous celebration of African music by students of the Casterbridge Music Development Academy. I defy anyone not to get up and dance.
The event will be on Friday 1st December, kicking off around 6pm. It might extend in part to the Saturday morning and we hope that WR businesses to set up special events over the weekend to encourage visitors to come for more than just a night.
Gate vs Di meant that I had to opt out of my ‘normal’ life in many ways, for several months, and to be honest I am not sure I want to return to it! I have learnt to be way more mindful of how and where I spend my energy. And I began to wonder, what if I could live like this all the time?
It is true that unwarranted and unfounded emotions are discarded just like beliefs especially when discovered they are false. As human beings, our interaction with each other is a constant application of our perception, as we grow; these perception are altered to some extent. However, at what point should we actively know the right time to change our perceptions about the happenings of life in our homes and communities? I concur with Prof Nassbaum that a change in ones feelings also brings with it a change in ones beliefs – as such we should venture to sincerely question our perceptions
After a few years, space for the printing and storage of books became a problem, and Val moved out of her home in Kiaat Street and moved to a flat in town. Currently the whole ground floor of this house is fully utilised by BIH.
At a recent conference on diversity we spent some time on the issue of how we see people. A question was asked about what one should do when one has to interact with people with whom we strongly disagree about core issues.
What do they do? Petra recognises that children, whether from poor or affluent societies, are often the most neglected population group in the world. At the same time, what children learn and experience in their early years influences their thinking and decision making for life.