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Unintended Consequences
June 27, 2016

We all know that the future is essential unknowable – especially the further you look into the future. And this is especially so when something has happened which we know is truly seismic. And this weekend there has been two seismic events. First the England rugby team beat Australia 3 to 0 and then something else, which escapes me for a second.

This is my observation. The consequences of the Brexit vote are not just unpredictable but unknowable. That what will turn out to have been really significant in setting out the consequences of Brexit will be something which is not even now on the radar. I am talking about the unknown unknowns and how they interact to create our future.

It is not just unintended consequences but the utterly unpredictable consequences.

by Sophia Yasmeen

    Just as the bird has to find the courage to let go of the branch in order to fly, so we also must let go of our branches if we are to know the exhilaration of soaring to the highest potential of our life. The branches we hold to are our inner attachments - our beliefs, ideas and memories. And then there are the outer attachments - people, possessions, positions and privileges are a few. But as long as we hold on to them we will live in fear (of letting go and loss) and we will never be free. And just watch those birds, by letting go of one branch they are able to spend the rest of their life alighting on a million other branches, and they enjoy the view from each. Are you flying and soaring in your life, or are you stuck on one branch, cursing others as they fly past. Go on, try it ...let go!

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

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