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Dizzying obsession – a component of genius.

Given our preoccupation with the dangers of fruitless obsession, and the emphasis we put on the virtues of a balanced life, we sometimes forget that dizzying obsession is also, as Isaacson writes, “a component of genius.”

Posted in Blog on Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Here’s to us all becoming “vagabonds of our dreams”.

Watched Ciro Guerra’s profoundly inspiring film “Embrace of the Serpent” last night. Some lines from the warrior-shaman protagonist Karamakate which resonated deeply: “To become a warrior every Cohiuano man must leave everything behind and go into the jungle, guided only by his dreams.
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Posted in Blog on Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Reality is not what it seems.

Reading Carlo Rovelli’s deeply engrossing and brilliantly written “Reality is not what it seems.” Very reassuring to see just how tentative, uncertain and sometimes downright incapable the likes of Einstein were on occasion. Rovelli rightly sees this as a virtue: “True genius,” he
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Posted in Blog on Sunday, March 5, 2017
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We forget how profoundly the gut influences the way new feel in ourselves.

Have just finished reading Giulia Enders marvelously entertaining – and hugely informative – book on a system of organs in the body that have a greater bearing on our emotional state than we imagine. Most of us are so enamored of the brain,
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Posted in Blog on Friday, February 17, 2017
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He didn’t so much bite the hand that fed him as tear it off with bared fangs.

Now who would have thought Wagner was influenced by Buddhism! The Times Book of the week today: BEING WAGNER: THE TRIUMPH OF THE WILL by Simon Callow. Reviewed by Michael Gove. “Wagner (1813-83) wrote the most emotionally powerful and intellectually challenging works of
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Posted in Blog on Saturday, January 28, 2017
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