In his book How to Change The World, John-Paul Flintoff told me that Iris Murdoch, “..believed we should cultivate a kind of ‘mindfulness’. By making a habit of focusing our attention of everyday things that are valuable or virtuous, we hone our ability to act well at decisive moments. ‘Anything that alters consciousness in the direction of unselfishness will do’.”

In the direction of unselfishness. That sounds manageable.

It’s an inviting, inspiring read – one of several in a new series by The School of Life.  I popped in there recently to sniff about.  I wish it was on my doorstep.

Take a look at their new website:


In the right direction
Posted by Louisa Thomsen Brits on 3 July 2012