Category Archives: Understandings

The Times – September 2020

Inspired by Neil Young’s rendition of ‘The times they are a changing’, by Bob Dylan. The Times He was angry and this made him sad, an energy thread of the Times. identity blended in images of self bouncing around the … Continue reading

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Come Healing – Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen and the Webb Sisters ~ a scintilating droplet so pure that it reveals sacred wound ~ the wound that cannot be fixed, the wound that cannot be whole, the wound that cannot be healed ~ a sacred opening … Continue reading

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The Call

Stand strong and agile grounded and courageous humility with dignity Fierce Peacefulness calls. Alight on a leaf in a circle of listening with ethical conversation committed to truth, common unity ~ community. Absorbed in this atmosphere be present. see. hear. … Continue reading

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CONVERSATION

Conversation: It’s sacrosanct. It’s key. It’s necessary. Reflect. Listen. Articulate. Listen. Assimilate. Understand. Reflect. Develop. Articulate…. then listen some more …. I remain interested in the conversation. Ethical conversation – a process revealing facets of truth. During the conversation, facets … Continue reading

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Who am I? Who are your Children Really?

What really matters to you? Do you care about growing your person? When is change more imporant than staying the same? What really matters for the children? Does their identity matter? How do you participate in the development of their … Continue reading

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Growing Character in a Child

I was asked to write an article for the MWEI Newsletter in Perth in the 1st quarter 2003 and later it was also published in Nurture Bahai in May 2003. Reading it again today I am so so happy because … Continue reading

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Great Leadership

Quality Leadership – Applying the Virtues Project Nigel Ipp (Nadi) – Master Facilitator VP A few years ago I was sitting in Unity Circle with a group of grade 1-3’s. We had been sitting in silence with our hands placed in … Continue reading

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Seeing Trust Grow in the body of a child

Thursday 20-2-2014 at Belthorn Primary – grade 7 class. It’s a grade 7 class, co-education, from a challenged area of Cape Town. I had done a class on respect, excellence, peacefulness and how to handle difficult moments. I asked the … Continue reading

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Parading as Trust

Staying at my friend Jill’s mother’s place in Perth September 2008. Did I meet a friend of her mother’s? A moment ago a magpie buried its head deeply into the lavender bush. Then it popped out with a long worm, … Continue reading

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Tust and Trustworthiness

High Trust Environment – how does that feel? Have you experienced a high trust environment? Ideally your family! Maybe? What does the above image say to you? Reliability Flexibility Respect Forgiveness Care Empathy Listen Heard Understood Safe What motivates us? What … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Mind

http://www.care2.com/causes/iranian-woman-declared-too-beautiful-to-be-a-politician.html What is going on here? On the surface it’s obvious – human right discrimination! But, what questions does it raise about our response to beautiful people? How biased are we? In general, with the many interactions we have with … Continue reading

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the 11th commandment – evolve the Self

This is the earliest public media page of THIS understanding of Being Human in the late 20th and early 21st century. Versions of the work in progress have been on the following page since before 2012 https://sites.google.com/site/nadiipp/ the 11th commandment … Continue reading

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