Unfortunately our society has slipped into ever increasing levels of entitlement. The ~I deserve~ society. Or, ~I am owed~. Or, pure and simple, ~give me!~. This approach is really a “dis-ease” state, breaking the natural law of dynamic equilibrium, where the equation is strongly pitched to the take side, with almost complete neglect of the give side.
Don’t get caught up in other people’s race. Wow! I do this so very well in running, and have done this so very badly in my life. I have spent too much time in comparison. Look what this person is doing, how well they are going. What is wrong with me? What am I doing wrong? BIG lesson here. Again, don’t ignore what others are doing, learn from them, but if you have done all the work, then trust yourself more. A lot more.
The integral leader as a student would be challenged, informed, taught to think creativity, openly, expansively, to ask great questions, to be unafraid to not know the answers, be able to stand in humility, and authority, to inspire through their own being, to dance with change, hold their nerve, have great compassion, take responsibility, acknowledge their shadow and weaknesses, speak with clarity and truth, and live a life that reflects their deepest values. They would represent the essence of a positive deviant.
During my Christmas 08/09 meltdown period, I came to recognise that I had slowly and insidiously let go of any way of being in life that did not have a reasonable, rational, linear pathway. I had lost any sense of the miraculous and serendipitous. In my earlier life I operated much more from the place of the miraculous, trusting that … Read More
We all have times when out thinking, emotions, feelings and life in general are not moving the way we would like. We may be in a down spiral of negative thoughts, our emotions may be frayed, and life might feel stuck, or horrible. We may suffer from anxiety or depression. It is in these times that we need an Emergency … Read More
As a student of R.Buckminster Fuller, I have found his core foundation of self disciplines very inspiring. (See Critical Path, Chapter 4.) Late last year I resolved to form my own set. I will be clear, this is not the first time I have created a list -or code- to live by. The distinction is that this is the first … Read More
The days have gone sliding by since I last put words on a page. Caught up in life, finding my way to carve a path in the busy day to write. So much has occurred. Life gets really interesting when you let go and surrender to Universe. I stand aside from myself and watch the strange and mysterious events show … Read More
The myth of Pandora and her box is as relevant today as ever before. Pandora and her mate Epimethius lived in a world of bliss. There was only happiness and ease. No disease, no trouble. The archetype of Adam and Eve in the garden before they ate from the tree of knowledge. Life was rich and plentiful, full of wine, … Read More