Professor Jem Bendell

Notes from a strategist & educator on social & organisational change, now focused on #DeepAdaptation

Archive for January, 2010

A time to tweet

Posted by jembendell on January 20, 2010

I didn’t want to sign up to Twitter because I thought it mad to want to blurt out stuff about what you are doing every minute of the day.

I see that Ricky Gervais and Steven Fry are quitting it, getting tired of blah blahing about things.

But during COP15 I realised twitter is a useful tool. As I clicked on the tag #COP15 it provided a form of real-time human-managed search engine, through the use of or other forms of linking to webpages from twitter. Thus I saw it a great way to share your own work on matters of topical discussion.

So, I wont be tweeting about what I had for breakfast or who I met at lunch. But for another way to share what myself and my colleagues at Lifeworth are doing or putting out.

After I sent my first tweets I got 4 new followers in a minute.  Thanks guys.

My first tweets:

  1. jembendell

    @COP15 it was wrong 4 #business & #banks 2push4 #CapAndTrade 4 the #climate We must seek a global #carbon charge

  2. jembendell

    @davos #WEF is right 2report values at heart of #FinancialCrisis but #davos isnt yet the answer to those #values.

  3. jembendell

    #UN #fashion show is happening! Great when idea comes 2gether. Praise #ecochic. Step 4ward 4 #sustainable #luxury

All of them posted from this internet cafe in India.  If someone buys me an iphone or googlephone you’ll be even better informed.  Just send the cash via paypal to


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Free Your Mind… from your Mind

Posted by jembendell on January 7, 2010

“Our most intimate relationship is the one we have with our own minds. I was in a very dark place for a long time. Then one day I realised a simple thing. When I believed my own thoughts, I suffered. When I didn’t believe them, I didn’t suffer. Everything changed for me that day.”
– Byron Katie

“Make a list of [your] darkest, most aggravating, shameful beliefs – the poisonous, top secret, horrible judgements we reveal to no one – then choose the greatest shame of all and apply the four questions and turnaround”

1.Is it true?
2.Can you be absolutely sure that it’s true?
3.How do you react when you think that thought?
4.Who would you be without that thought?

“[Then] invert the original thought and give three examples of why this “turnaround” is as true as, or truer than, the original belief.

“According to Katie, any painful thought subjected to this inquiry loses its power to hurt us, since most of what foes on between our ears is a pack of lies.”

I did it, it helped.

All quotes excerpted from Mark Matousek’s book pg 127/8

More on him at

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