We live in a world of 8 billion voices, all clamouring to be heard, all wanting your attention. Many say much that is worthwhile, but so much of what is published online is filler - or worse. We've all experienced that.
So listen to the worthwhile stuff. You'll know it's worthwhile if it resonates with you in that still, quiet place that matters. Sometimes called your gut.
Have you noticed how much meaningless babble fills our screens, wasting our time and our minds? Did you know that bloggers are advised relentlessly to "make sure to make a blog entry every single day to keep your audience interested; doesn't matter what you write, just write!" As a result, meaningful, intelligent and knowledgeable communications get buried in the sea of mindless mediocrity that dominates so much of what comes across our screens.
What I promise in this blog is to respect you, to not waste your time or your mind. Our lives are complicated and busy enough. I promise to honour your time and attention by making what you read here:
worthwhile and useful
free of platitudes
realistic and evidence-based
verifiable by the lived experience of humankind
interesting and resonant
life-affirming and hopeful
If you find anything in these pages that you think doesn't live up to that promise, I invite you to let me know (respectfully, of course). In the meantime, I hope you come away from enounters with this blog feeling more hopeful and uplifted than when you started.