From Michael Herman’s Pea Soup blog under the title Recently Observed:
Under-resting and over-vigilance have a way of getting in the way. Showing up early enough to sit and do nothing before a meeting feels surprisingly kind to self. It really doesn’t take long at all in a genuinely quiet moment to come back to self stability and sensation. Life is incredibly resilient, even and especially in the face of the unimaginable and inescapable. It seems more important to be able to pulse between knowing and not knowing than to master either one of them on its own. More and more it seems that the most important leadership act is simply participating in the flow. Elevated subway trains run past Royal Festival Hall. Sitting there in the cafe feels like home sweet chicago.
And not just cos I was sitting there while he made some of these observations.