Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault. This episode features one of the ISF children's books, The Onion.
When we come across something new, something alien to our everyday, our first impulse is often to rush to make sense of that unknown object, or situation or phenomenon. In our haste to understand fast, we jump to conclusions before we have spared the time to make more than the most superficial observations.
Were we to give ourselves more time, we would no doubt learn more, experience more deeply, or manage to discuss our findings with those around us.
But even if we were to take time, our inbuilt distrust of what we do not understand could cause us to discard or distrust the new or unknown, rather than welcoming the opportunity to add something novel to our lives.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first three children's books. These books have been beautifully illustrated, and made possible through very generous donations for which we are extremely grateful. All proceeds from the sales of the children’s books (and our other special and limited editions) are ring-fenced for the Books for Afghan Children Project.