Archive for April, 2006

Doña Rosita

The première of the Lorca play “Doña Rosita” at la Comedie was on 26 April. And by hazard there was a ticket over for me…

I liked very much the mix of music and theatre, which didn’t turn it into a musical. The musicians were part of the play, and made up a good balance to the young girls on the stage.

A surprise awaited after the 3rd round of applause: the final scene was played again 2-3 times with new interpretations. It got wilder and wilder. Very uplifting. :-D

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Le Pouvoir du Moment Présent

I just finished reading Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now (but in French). I excerp a review from wie.org:

Using a question and answer format throughout the book, Tolle weaves his words together like a carefully constructed net designed to catch and constrain all the objections of the mind and ego to the freedom of being he is pointing to.

His basic message is simple: disconnect from the thinking mind, shift your attention from “mind to Being, from time to Presence.” Indeed, time is the enemy in Tolle’s teaching, and the mind is the enemy’s tool. We must reject them both, abandoning our psychological attachment to the past and future, realizing that a mind-identified condition is “a form of insanity.”

“Be so utterly, so completely present,” Tolle tells us, “that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.”

The project manager as a risk manager?

One can say that, in a way, the project manager is managing the risk of the project and that there are risk management aspects to consider.