Monthly Archives: June 2017

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

June 29, 2017

Enterprise Vendor Sales

… The aggregate of what the vendor knows.. contrasted with what the prospect think they knows, combined …

…Somewhere in the stream, lies the sale.. 

Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

June 22, 2017

And that’s all I know; The value of life

Interestingly, as I was chatting with Lovepreet whilst he was Ubering me back to the Melbourne airport he noted that after moving here three years ago he’d never been back to Punjab.

I found this interesting as most Sikhs I’ve spoken to recently always make regular trips back to the mothership.

Anyway… Lovepreet  mused on and on about many topics about the homeland when I asked my usual broad strokes open question on his home…. as his voice faded into the background I noticed his CD player was on silent … The title of the song playing on silent being something like boo Chau coo koo…. I wondered if this was the sort of screeching Indian music one normally hears in a Hindi shop or nice Italian… his phone rang, also,  notably also on silent …

Lovepreet is not your normal Punjabi … I mused quietly to myself..

The topic turned to cars and traffic and I asked… are there any rules or law on the road? He said no, and joked the sole purpose of the police was to stop you and fleece 200 rupees off you. Apart from that, no policing exhisted.

He then said something which stopped my thoughts on the desolated look Melbourne has… he said, ‘there is no value for life… the only value for a mans life is the value you pay for it’… that value he explained was the amount of money you need to pay if you are caught killing someone…

Lovepreet articulated this value with stunning accuracy and insight, I thought… the value .. I thought.. is what you, pay… we live in a vast and different world. One, which is very different from Melbourne in contrast to India…

One in which I’m certain Lovepreet traded his waste level hair and turben for…

and that’s all I know..


Reinhold 'Gaffa' Quisenberry Holt

June 6, 2017

Parental Musings

The most common thing I observe with parental behaviour is the persistence to continually try to manipulate their children into ‘doing’, what they think they should be ‘doing’.

Stop for a moment and consider the word ‘doing‘.

The common underlying word pattern nested below the behavioural pattern goes something like; ‘if you don’t do this, then I will do that‘.

I’m asking myself the question here as I sit watching my son do swimming lessons;

what if we treated our kids like intelligent beings, and we were just more patient?

Let me dig deeper, if I may. Several kids were waiting to swim listening to the instructor give some pre-swimming instructions.

One of the kids jumped up quickly and crowed like a chicken.. or perhaps a frog. I thought; ‘what is he doing?’.. which is besides point .. right? Or is it…

The kid sat down in an instant and continued to listen.

From across the room the Father said; ‘if you don’t sit down, I’ll take you home‘.

Of course the Father has probably said that many times and the reality is… he is not going to take him home, he knows… the little boy sure as hell knows it!

This pattern or rather reactive pattern, is one of the most preponderant patterns I’ve observed with parents. It often is the most justified making it deeply reactive and deeply hard to overcome.

Parents; assume a position of desirelessness, to be or not to be, focus on the word patterns, then  choose without resistance to do what you want to do without reaction, condition, or direction, which of course encompasses not doing what we want to do, which then leads us to have or not have our desired outcome.

Focus on why we are reactive and seek to purify rather than justify ourselves.

Spiritual advancement, or the growth of intelligence doesn’t happen in some far away place, away from family and friends  – it is an archetypal metaphysical polymorphism right in the moment.

It happens on the coal face right in everyday life, we just need to be willing to see it.

So the question is; what happens if we are more patient and what happens when we choose to become more intelligent.. and what happens when we are more patient, rather than reactive is listening and encouraging or kids, rather than trying to manipuate and control them.

My guess, is treating them more intelligently, makes them so.


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