5 things which are worthy of attention

So here are 5 things which I have had some of my attention over the last month: 1. David Allen‘s Getting Things Done – one of the all-time bestselling books on productivity, the catalyst of the worldwide GTD movement, many of us have read this, I decided it was time to re-read it and re-commit to […]

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Video invitation to Introduction to the Enneagram

A video invitation to the Introduction to the Enneagram workshop on the evening of 24th July in central London. Invitation to the Introduction to the Enneagram workshop, evening of Tuesday July 24th, central London from Jack Butler on Vimeo. For more information and booking, go to www.londonenneagram.eventbrite.com

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Sacred activism panel at Science and Nonduality conference

Click below to see the sacred activism panel I was on with Nick Jankel, Elisabet Sahtouris and Will Pye at the Science and Nonduality Europe conference in Doorn, Holland, earlier this month. Sacred activism panel

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Introduction to the Enneagram – in London in July

I am excited to announce my first Enneagram teaching in London for next month.  For more info, click here. In this 2-hour event, you will: – understand the path of development the Enneagram offers, beyond its use as a typing system – learn about the 3 centres of intelligence:  head, heart and gut – be […]

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Changing the paradigm

I just came across this and thought it might be encouraging to those of you who are game-changers… In every system, the hardest thing to change can be the paradigm, but it can also happen fast.  According to systems thinker and ecologist Donella Meadows: “Keep pointing at anomalies and failures in the old paradigm.  Keep speaking […]

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Running on the beach, running on empty

I have taken recently to running on the beach.  Here in Brighton that means stones and groynes to traverse.  I like it from a couple of perspectives.  One, it feels like it’s less impact strain on my body than running on concrete.  Two, it is a more intense workout as currently, within 15 minutes, I […]

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You don’t know how long someone has been on the path

I got up at 5am in Brighton two days ago to be on the road to get to an early morning set up and kick off for a personal development programme at a school near Reading.  Leaving Brighton there was not much traffic around.  By the time I was on the M25/M4 junction at nearer […]

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Relaxing into our animal nature

I am writing from my garden before breakfast listening to a chorus of nearby tweeting birds, punctuated by calls from distant gulls.  I am reminded of the Mary Oliver poem ‘Wild Geese’ where she says: “You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”  I am not sure how comfortable […]

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The pyramid needs its foundations

I met up last Saturday for a conversation with a friend who is a human givens therapist and has been on a spiritual journey for decades.  She also has the realness and straightforwardness which you might expect from an Enneagram type 8, which I enjoy.  We were talking about the problem of spiritual bypass.  Where […]

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