Sneaky snoozing on a sunny evening, listening to Radio 4 and Four Thought. In this short talk, Clare Melford argues that Buddha should be in the boardroom, and according, to BBC blurb, explains what CEOs need to learn about the tenets of Buddhism to make their businesses thrive while being sustainable. She talks from her own experience of stepping off the corporate ladder and escaping to a subsistence life in Panama. So as I lay there dozing in the evening sunshine after a frustrating day, I did ask myself - would it be wonderful to give it all up and live on a boat in Panama?
Funny how Panama seems to be destination of choice for two escapees lately. I also heard an interview with Ian Usher, I think in the wee small hours of insomnia on the BBC World Service, about his ‘ life sold’. Ian famously put his whole life up for sale on ebay in 2008, after his marriage ended, and embarked on new adventures. According to his last blog post in November 2011, his story has been bought by Disney and a book on his adventures has now been published.
I didn’t spend the early part of my working life frantically climbing a career ladder. Most of the time now I wish I had. I earn above the average wage now, but now that I am stuck in the Middle and Squeezed, I seem to spend way to much wishing I had more - of .. well, of just lots of stuff!
I just can’t help feeling the itch and sensing a growing feeling that a fuller life might be elsewhere. How to, where to, when to, what to do…now there’s a load of crossroads questions.