Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tomato Juice, please...

photo by grassrootsmsw
Alabama, Farmer's market

“Effective teamwork is all about making a good, well-balanced salad,

not whipping individuals into a single batch of V8.”

Sandra Richardson

Friday, June 20, 2008

Coming Home...

NL, 2008

“The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don't, but in the end they're the people you always come home to. Sometimes it's the family you're born into and sometimes it's the one you make for yourself.”

Carrie: ‘Sex and the City’

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Freedom from parameters...

photo by D.B.L.
Kenya, Africa

“Anytime we see systems in apparent chaos, our training urges us to interfere, to stabilize and shore things up. But if we can trust the workings of chaos, we will see that the dominant shape of our organizations can be maintained if we retain clarity about the purpose and direction of the organization. If we succeed in maintaining focus, rather than hands-on control, we also create the flexibility and responsiveness that every organization craves. What leaders are called upon to do in a chaotic world is to shape their organizations through concepts, not through elaborate rules or structures.”

Margaret J. Wheatley

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Sacred Purpose...

photo by grassrootsmsw
Floating Market, Thailand

“Nothing happens in the quantum world without something encountering something else. Nothing is independent of the relationships that occur. I am constantly creating the world - evoking it, not discovering it - as I participate in all its many interactions. This is a world of process, not a world of things.”

Margaret J. Wheatley

Always, always, the process...


Monday, June 02, 2008

Organic flow...

photo by grassrootsmsw
Central Park, NYC

"This fundamental truth of the self can be realized only if the individual is willing and courageous enough to follow to some natural conclusion,

this moment of experience,
this facing the unknown,

and participating with the total commitment of the self.

Such expression, such passion for life
may emerge in written, spoken, graphic
or aesthetic forms in relation or in isolation;
in I-Thou encounters; and in silent, inner experience.

A compassionate willingness is required -
as is the courage to live before the fact,
before the understanding,
before any rational support or certainty,
to live the moment to its natural peak and conclusion,
and to accept with dignity whatever joy, grief,
misfortune, or unexpectedness occurs."

Clark Moustakas