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I Have Changed My Mind

One of the first emails I wrote to you was about how

“success is a journey not a destination.”

And I still think it’s a good quote.

However I have just come across a new way of looking at this which I think is better.

(You’ll be the judge of that)

It’s from Alan Watts

“Life is NOT a Journey…

It’s best understood by analogy with music

Because music as an art form is essentially playful.

We say you play the piano, you don’t work the piano

Why? Music differs from travel, When you travel you’re trying to get somewhere

In music though, one doesn’t make the END of the composition the point of the composition.

If that were so the best conductors would be those who played the fastest…

…The same way with dancing

You don’t aim for one spot in the room because that’s where you will arrive.

The whole point of the dancing is the dance.”

Perhaps we can focus too heavily on identifying the goals and challenges that our patients want to achieve

and forget to play?

Perhaps the best Practitioner isn’t the one who gets the results the fastest.

But who leaves the most positive legacy through the experiences they craft.


Speak soon.

Chris ‘tiny dancer’ Wilkes


Almost forgot to give you this link so you can come and join us for a play with function in 2017:


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