I was sitting in the Café des Poseurs the other day, drinking a skinny soy latte and pondering the nature of existence, when
Gerry Thompson is a stand-up comedian, best-selling author and trainer/ coach in comedy and public speaking skills. Gerry's books have sold over half a million copies in 30 languages. His latest book is "Inspirational Gamechangers", published by Financila Times Press, and now also out in Chinese language. Other book titles include the humourous parady of human relationship, "Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars" and the affectionate send-up of all things mind-body-spirit, "Astral Sex to Zen Teabags".
You're invited out to dinner with a friend at the home of this person, about whom your friend is reluctant to say too much; his name will be Django or Salinger or Tarquin or something along those lines; there will be a heavy duty check shirt, big beard and unneeded eccentric spectacles - the first clues as to what you're in for.
15/09/2017 09:22 BST
Why do we have such a strong habit of doing this? Why would we want to be absent so much, diminishing our true potential and powerfulness, avoiding the sheer intensity and aliveness of being fully present? Is this really so scary? Why would we want to have a sort of 'half life' for big chunks of our time?
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I'm not saying that effective cats get a lot done without being overly busy - they're just not interested in getting things done. They do as little as possible. And what they do best is nothing at all; they're better at creatively doing nothing than anyone else in the universe.
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Nervous sensations can often be transformed into positive excitement. Things going wrong can often be turned round to work in your favour, by acknowledging the problem and seeing the funny side of it.
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