Head of School’s Comment

John Colet School, Belrose, Sydney
As our Value in focus this term is Stillness, our discussions this week have centred around the wisdom that pausing provides.

Making a right, informed or wise decision is not always easy. Particularly when we may be caught up with our emotions, or perhaps distracted by the world around us. Having a blank canvas with which to consider our choice is, more often than not, going to result in a thoughtful decision. Our regular practice of pausing is akin to working and developing a muscle that can be accessed when required, often subconsciously.

Being present, not in the past, not in the future, is where the best decisions are made and where wisdom lies.

Julian Wilcock