September 20, 2004

NICAN 2004: Day 2 - Morning

This is the pilgrim's hour.

Last night was festive. This morning is expectant. What has been anticipated with long journeys is about to unfold. Perception is slightly sharper and moments pass in slow procession.

Buddhists cultivate mindfulness and the Benedictine tradition teaches the deep listening of "ob - audire" -- the Latin root behind the word "obedience." These take on a new relevance at moments laden with possibility such as this morning.

Even while the Australian Government rolls out its "Tourism White Paper Implementation Plan: Achieving Platinum Australia" the World Bank has begun registration for their conference "Disability and Inclusive Development: Sharing, Learning, and Building Alliances."

There is a change underway and this conference surfing that wave!

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