Tag: discernment

(Note to readers: I have inserted many links to my SOW private journal. These journal entries are inaccessible to the public.) On the second day of SOW, I crystallised four issues1 that I wanted to and thought that I would grapple with, and maybe resolve,2 during SOW. This is my post-SOW reflection; I’ll traverse each issue […]

Background Facts leading up to the Lenten Discernment I still remember being excited to start work when I was in Part B. I remember thinking to myself that I would finally be doing some real work (as opposed to academic work), and be able to make a real difference. But I realise also how early it was that I had begun […]

(1) I will apply to the Geneva Academy to do a Masters in Transitional Justice next year. Applications open in December 2016. The term begins in (or around) August 2017. (2) I will tell Boss about (1) after Easter. I will also tell him that I wish to leave ASAP, but I will stay until he […]

I watched this video on Monday morning. I had entered office feeling quite free, after sending to Boss on Saturday my first draft of a 91-page closing submissions. (Of course, freedom is quite the illusion – I stayed back with Boss until 4.30AM on Tuesday morning to amend the subs. But I don’t want to focus on […]

(This post is far from the convergent analysis that I thought it would / should be. I guess I’ll save the Grounds of Decision for my penultimate post.) List of PCRF N.B.: Commentary added in blue. Principal considerations highlighted in yellow. List of Mesa Moments P.S. I realise that my letter to God I wrote last […]

Preamble At the CBN retreat on Sat 20 Feb, we did an interesting variant of the Stepping Stones activity. Instead of reflecting on significant points / themes in our life, we were supposed to remember moments (“Mesa Moments“) when what we were doing had made us come alive – we had enjoyed ourselves, it had not felt like […]

Some caveats: (1) The two lists should be read cumulatively. (2) The two lists should not be read in a quantitative way. I have merely brainstormed as many pros / cons / reasons / fears as possible. The qualitative analysis – whether and to what extent each point is valid – will come in the next few weeks. (3) […]