Meeting mismatch

In Open Space Technology we are watching the whole emerge as it emerges. So unless we are doing work for the larger whole, or creating a larger whole, there is a mismatch. Individuals seeking private benefit can find it here, and the group can in the process experience unconscious coherence but they will never see the benefits nor as quickly as the group working for a larger good.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on September 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Using beauty for less is a waste

Open Space Technology is a holistic process and a 3rd and 4th level thinking process. (Using it for less is a waste of what we can do with beauty.)

:- Doug.

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hospitalization upside down

My world has gotten so turned upside down by this hospitalization, I have found it hard to think about meetings and wholes—my thoughts have contracted to the size of my medical issues.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on September 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

see as it emerges

Dialogue allows us
to see the whole
as it emerges
us means each and the whole
and more—how can we know ahead?

:- Doug.

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Invite right sized circles

Invite right sized circles: if you have 12 people in a circle, only 1 can speak at a time. In 2 circles likely 3 times as many people speak: there is a greater chance of more ideas escaping.

:- Doug.

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my ears visualize

Spelling helps my ears
visualize what you say
maybe see what you mean

:- Doug.

Published in: | on September 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

Shopping as recreation

Shopping as recreation is something I (as a man?) do not comprehend. This is shopping by strolling among the offerings to see what I might like, with money to spend. I only comprehend Know what I want, get in, get out, spend as little as possible.

:- Doug.

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Make people work to understand me?

Why should I not make people work to understand me? Is this not engagement? If I activate their head and heart and even hands, do I not create partnerships, find creative friends?

:- Doug.

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A free-market method of meeting

Open Space Technology: a free market method of meeting.

:- Doug.

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Fractions of truth

What are the fractions of
truth between
and & or?

:- Doug.

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To see who sees

Paint a vision
to see who sees

:- Doug.

Published in: | on August 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis—one of the perquisites of getting older.

:- Doug.

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Politicians feel threatened?

With computers today taking over more and more of our coordinating and deciding activities from stoplights to traffic flow to knowing when to fill a tire, can it be long before politicians feel threatened that their old wranglings are being taken away, the need for them diminished?

:- Doug.

Published in: | on August 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

Independence Day fireworks

Independence Day fireworks: all the money we burn up in a few minutes! Why does the human spirit turn out in such numbers to watch? What does it see? Mostly not independence after all these years. The bright shining noisy display? Something more? Something of one? Something of its own human spirit?

:- Doug.

Published in: | on August 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

I’m waiting for you my sons

I’m waiting for you my sons
to grow up
to gather some depths
so we might meet

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1448–We are not rapidly approaching…

Footprints in the Windsm # 1448

We are not rapidly approaching the limits of what I know. We crossed that frontier long ago!


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Published in: | on August 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

The poem is for you

The poem is for you
to complete
—with all possible

:- Doug.

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new world not brave

It’s a new world
—not necessarily brave
that’s why you must be

:- Doug.

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fear being absorbed in the sea?

Do you fear being absorbed
in the sea?
Maybe you will absorb it!

:- Doug.

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absorb and be

Become part of
your world
absorb and be

:- Doug.

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both change

When you meet the world
you both change

:- Doug.

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Metaphors in a muddle

Metaphors in our midst
Metaphors in a muddle
Lead us out and in again

:- Doug.

Published in: | on August 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Metaphoric hinges

Metaphors sometimes grow up out of changes in our thinking. For example, see how computers and Internet have led to metaphors of networking and nanobots. But notice too that metaphors act on our thinking carrying it in new directions. Metaphors as hinges!

:- Doug.

Published in: | on August 29th, 2014 | No Comments »