By Michael Gartland
Today, we live in a world where everyone seems to be hard pressed for time. There’s not enough of it in the day and what’s worse, it just flies past and there’s absolutely nothing we can do to stop that. As such, there is a growing proliferation of solutions that will allow us to attain health and happiness with minimal effort spent and, most importantly, minimal time consumed. Some of course, are mere fads, someone looking to go viral or to make a quick buck, whilst others are a bit more universal, carrying some weight and depth. Recently I was a part of an intensive, three-week youth program which reminded me of a common methodology for increasing health and happiness - the directive to be more open to the inner-child, to be more childlike.
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Editorial - Autumn 2018
Frank Freeman SDB, Editor of the Salesian Bulletin
I had dropped in by invitation on a rehearsal of a college band to hear a special composition by two senior students entitled “Future melodies”. A lively piece of music was being played with the percussion instruments well to the fore. “Typical modern music”, thought I, a devoted lover of the great classical musical masters, “nothing but monotonous rhythm”. “Great”, said one of the young players eagerly as he lowered his cornet, “Did you pick up the melody?” Embarrassed, I had to confess that I had been blissfully unaware of any melodic theme. “Well, it’s there! You’ve just got to listen for it.” When they began again, I ignored the sound and fury of the drums. The melody was there alright as my young friend had said.
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