Advice from an ‘old hand’ to a ‘new teacher’ whose class got the better of him: in Goodbye Mr Chips, which I watched over the weekend.
“You have some hours before prep starts. Go out. Out there under the sky. Look around. What is the saying? Distance lends enchantment to the view. Go out. Come back refreshed.”
Paulo Coelho offers the same advice. Don’t spend the day looking down. Look to the horizon.
David Whyte has the same advice. Sometimes the answer depends upon a walk around the lake.
Then go out, look out, reach out
Whenever life is bad, look to the horizon. Close your eyes and listen to the furthest sounds that you can hear.
And if you can, do it when you first awake in the morning. Do it in short 1 minute break at work. Do it commuting on the way home.
Is that why you pay so much for a house or office with a view?
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