Tagged with Gordon MacDonald

Reviews: July 2012

Reviews: July 2012

The last couple of months were a bit fraught, trying to get myself to a stage where I could write four intelligent(ish!) pages about my research proposal.  I achieved that in the end – well, the interviewers approved it anyway, so it’s looking good for now, until I have to actually write more than those … Continue reading

Deep people

Deep people

  Aargh, I am losing the battle of the half-read books again!  To a degree that is starting to make me slightly stressed actually.  Why, oh why, do I lack discipline when it comes to reading?  It’s not that I don’t like finishing books (I do); I just love starting new ones more. This week, … Continue reading

The pursuit of spirituality

The pursuit of spirituality…heightens the probability of two…things that most of us find rather unpopular: the pain of self-discovery and often humiliation.  Self-discovery in soul-development means renunciation of the claims of the ego.  And this is no easy battle for any of us.  As we seek the enlargement of that inner place where God may … Continue reading

A soul shaped by mission

MacDonald describes a corporate organisation where ALL the employees – even the postroom guys – could repeat verbatim the company mission statement.  It brought him to realise the power of every member of an organisation understanding ‘in the most simple terms why it opens its doors each day, what is supposed to happen, and how … Continue reading