The Heart Aroused

“The voice emerges literally from the body as a representation of our inner world. It carries our experience from the past, our hopes and fears for the future, and the emotional resonance of the moment.

If it carries none of these, it must be a masked voice, and having muted the voice, anyone listening knows intuitively we are not all there.

Whether or not we try to tell the truth, the very act of speech is courageous because no matter what we say, we are revealed.”

Bron: David Whyte – The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America

Bike Shedding

Bike shedding refers to a strange situation where a group will spend most of their time and energy discussing minor or irrelevant issues instead of more significant and complex ones. It comes from C. Northcote Parkinson of Parkinson’s law fame. He noted that a discussion about the design of a bike shed would be longer than one of a nuclear plant because everyone and anyone can chip in on a bike shed design.


Sketchy Ideas: Bike Shedding: Tackling the Trivial and Embracing Priorities