THE MAN IN THE ARENA!

Truth Seekers Musings

The man in the arena!

As arguably the most contentious, vitriolic, nasty, parliamentary term in our political history comes to a close, and the election for the next parliament draws near, I thought it was worth reflecting on a Prime Ministership that Could and should have been seen as a coming of age for Australia.

It could also have been somewhat of a cultural watershed,  as a leader of fine intellect, courage, determination, skill, substance and vision, stepped up to negotiate the political minefield of forming minority government, with the help and confidence of two of the most truly decent (albeit right leaning) independent politicians that this country has seen.

A formidable task for any Labor man, but this was not a Labor man, but rather a Labor woman, Julia Gillard, who went on to become our first female PM.

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Now we all know the history of her rise to…

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Walking With Grandma

Walking with Grandma

Many thanks to my precious niece, M’Lainie, for the sharing.  Have no idea to whom I should attribute this wonderful work. If you know, please tell me so they can be appropriately acknowledged. It is just far too beautiful to not share further. Cheers, Catherine.  

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On behalf of yes… by Seth Godin

Seth Godin

“On behalf of yes

Yes, it’s okay to ship your work.

Yes, you’re capable of making a difference.

Yes, it’s important.

Yes, you can ignore that critic.

Yes, your bravery is worth it.

Yes, we believe in you.

Yes, you can do even better.

Yes.

Yes is an opportunity and yes is an obligation. The closer we get to people who are confronting the resistance on their way to making a ruckus, the more they let us in, the greater our obligation is to focus on the yes.

There will always be a surplus of people eager to criticize, nitpick or recommend caution. Your job, at least right now, is to reinforce the power of the yes.”

This quote has been taken directly from the Blog of Seth Godin whose writing always nurtures and inspires me. You can Click here to go to this particular post where you might like to stay awhile and have a look around. It may just be your “cup a cha” too ….

Thanks Seth and thanks also to my eldest child, Cullen Habel, for the introduction.

Copyright © 2013. Seth Godin

Albert Schweitzer…

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Albert Schweitzer – etching by Arthur William Heintzelman

 “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but the one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

– Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel Laureate (1875-1965)