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This is episode-8 of the calm conversation with Josie Gibson from The Catalyst Network, inspired by Robert Poynton’s book “Pause – You are not a To-Do list“. The approach is simple: we both read a chapter of the book and highlight three sentences, and mark the words that resonate most. These sentences and words are the triggers for a very slow-paced conversation on whatever comes our way. No tricks, no gimmicks, just a gentle and calm wandering and meandering of minds. As this chapter is the “Afterwords” section of the book, this is also the last episode in the Robert Poynton series. Maybe other calm conversations follow. Who knows?

Here are Josie’s three sentences:

What I couldn’t anticipate were the unplanned pauses that would occur along the way

If anything, rather than delay things, the time-out accelerated them.

Too much pause and nothing gets done.

And here are my three sentences:

Rehearse ideas with different people

Carlo Rovelli’s book, The Order of Time

That long gestation period meant that once I started I was able to get going quickly

We covered a wide range of topics:

Ideas as the starting point, not the end point

Chance

Serendipity

STOP ASKING QUESTIONS

Confidence and permission

Revisiting intentionality

THE APPROXIMATION COLLECTIVE

What is real and what is not?

Implicit judgement

When pause become procrastination

Vs.

When pause becomes heaven (zen/buddha)

It also gave rise to a new t-shirt design:

Other links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode-1 is here. Episode-2 is here. Episode-3 is here. Episode-4 is here. Episode-5 is here. Episode-6 is here. Episode-7 is here.

These are very calm conversations; so best is to take a pause, install yourself in a quiet corner, and enjoy!

Peter & Josie

Maisvelden

De eerste naakte velden

Vers geschoren stoppels

Nog ruig van de hete zomer

Ik ruik het sap van gevallen appels 

Straks zijn ook de kruinen ontbloot

Zoals een koningshoofd

Met nu al wat sluiers mist ’s morgens

Natrillend van genot

Cornfields

The first naked fields

Freshly shaven corn stubbles 

Rough of the hot summer

Soon the treetops denuded 

Like a bare king’s head

Fog veils In the morning

Vibrations after pleasure 

Most are Aug 2020 releases. Here and there an oldie. Best enjoyed when played in shuffle mode.

This is episode-7 of the calm conversation with Josie Gibson from The Catalyst Network, inspired by Robert Poynton’s book “Pause – You are not a To-Do list“. The approach is simple: we both read chapter-7 of the book and highlight three sentences, and mark the words that resonate most. These sentences and words are the triggers for a very slow-paced conversation on whatever comes our way. No tricks, no gimmicks, just a gentle and calm wandering and meandering of minds.

Chapter-7 is about Time for Pause

Here are Josie’s three sentences:

A longer pause…gives the intelligent unconscious – what Claxton calls the ‘undermind’ – a chance to have a crack at a problem, bringing a more associative, creative quality of thinking to bear.

In any natural system, there is always ‘redundancy’  or ‘requisite variety’ built in; stuff that isn’t useful yet, but could be one dayf relying on just one.

The decision to start properly came in a pause.

And here are my three sentences:

Our fulfilment does not derive from being as efficient as possible

It (pause) gives you the chance to follow your mood, not the schedule

Instead of trying to cram more in, you focus on getting more out

We covered a wide range of topics from redundancy, richness of experiences in a complex world, we are not machines, beautiful change, elegant movements, cybernetics, requisite variety,…

…the “undermind”, leaving space open for sacred moments, commitment, to start doing, at the right time, after the right pause, after reading all the signals.

We also discussed how efficiency kills imagination, and why we should go into the t-shirt business 😉

Other links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode-1 is here. Episode-2 is here. Episode-3 is here. Episode-4 is here. Episode-5 is here. Episode-6 is here.

These are very calm conversations; so best is to take a pause, install yourself in a quiet corner, and enjoy!

Peter & Josie

delicacies

If you can’t get enough of these and want more than 5 articles, you can hang on to the firehose, the extended version of Petervan’s Delicacies in REVUE. Also in this edition with loads of videos. Subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/petervan

Petervan Artwork ©2020 – Sparren on FCP X

delicacies

As usual, an incoherent, irregular, unpredictable collection of interesting sparks. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy!

Temporality Stack

  • About planning vs. emergence. Citizen Jane (aka urbanist Jane Jacobs) thinking through the parallels between urban planning philosophies and internet ecosystems.

If you can’t get enough of these and want more than 5 articles, you can hang on to the firehose, the extended version of Petervan’s Delicacies in REVUE. Also in this edition with loads of videos. Subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/petervan

Here is my music selection for July 2020. Most are July 2020 releases, here and there an oldie. Best enjoyed when played in shuffle mode.

This is episode-6 of the calm conversation with Josie Gibson from The Catalyst Network, inspired by Robert Poynton’s book “Pause – You are not a To-Do list“. The approach is simple: we both read chapter-6 of the book and highlight three sentences, and mark the words that resonate most. These sentences and words are the triggers for a very slow-paced conversation on whatever comes our way. No tricks, no gimmicks, just a gentle and calm wandering and meandering of minds.

Chapter-6 is about Tools (of Pause)

Here are Josie’s three sentences:

He uses differently coloured Google calendars where the colours represent how each kind of time feels to him..

It is more powerful if you are able to think about multiple layers, and build a set of practices that weave together the different ‘pace layers’ of your life instead of relying on just one.

Noone has a life so unrelenting that it is impossible to pause.

And here are my three sentences:

‘Exhale time’ is when he is teaching, writing or delivering work for clients. ‘Inhale time’ is when he is reading, studying, walking or spending time with people he just finds interesting

Notice what that experience is. If it was interesting, or useful, or valuable, or thought-provoking, or puzzling, or curious, or fun, or engaging in any way at all, do it some more. If not, try something else.

Instead of trying to manage your time, pay more attention to finding your rhythm

We covered a wide range of topics from responsible imagination, slower time, golden time, smell time, sound time, synesthesia,…

synesthesia

…colors of the months, layers, weaving, fabric, calendar, interstitials, 3D, 4D, rhythm in context, two people dancing the tango, wondering with intent, accountability for creative health, and undefended presence (mentioned in the Coaching Summit 2020 video below).

We even talked about the South-Australian Tjuringa, a Dream Stones, and artist Roman Polanka’s visualization of time.

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Other links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode-1 is here. Episode-2 is here. Episode-3 is here. Episode-4 is here. Episode-5 is here.

These are very calm conversations; so best is to take a pause, install yourself in a quiet corner, and enjoy!

Peter & Josie

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