The work of thinking

The work of thinking is bringing together.

:- Doug.

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humanity grows strong

Still increasing space
I nourish, humanity grows strong

:- Doug.

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You are complex and nuanced

You are complex and nuanced
You weave worlds
Out of bits and scraps and air

:- Doug.

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This poem you are not to understand

This poem you are not to understand
This poem is to stand under you
To shake the earth

:- Doug.

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You can open either door

The more a person sees of the whole
The more the person becomes whole
The more a person sees of her whole self
The more the world becomes whole
Mutually they create each other
You can open either door
To invite me out to play

:- Doug.

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The final frontier?

Death: the final frontier.

:- Doug.

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so much else to do beforehand

There was still so much
else to do beforehand
and so we missed doing the larger thing
we came to do
beforehand…else

:- Doug.

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Drawing negative spaces

Artists sometimes train themselves to see by drawing the “negative space” around the object. So instead of drawing the face, they draw (look at) the edge of the face where it meets the air. There may be a door jamb behind and still partially visible—how is it cut off from view by the face? So too we can get a closer picture of our life if we look at where it intersects others, contacts with, obscures, or gives light to them.

:- Doug.

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The little beasties are doing this to us

We see the beast in front of us—the Internet—and how it is changing not only our lives but the way we think, even our spirituality. We meet and count as friends and good people folks from other countries we never hope to visit.

But in all this we miss the little beasties nipping at our toes. And these stand to make the bigger change, a transformation unseen until nearly complete. A change in how we see and interrelate with organizations and each other. I speak of the “smart” things all around us—phones of course, but auto engines, credit cards, implanted chips in our pets and hearts and brains. What our beasties do is pancake our world. Everything that matters is more and more people and connections and info. Everything that matters is everything. So too we will come to think of our organizations—we will see beyond walls and silos, beyond sales and customers and suppliers and friend and enemy. The little beasties are doing this to us.

:- Doug.

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Just like the rest of us

Love them. They are little children in adult clothes, just like the rest of us.

:- Doug.

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We are all

Love them. We are all little children.

:- Doug.

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around the block a few times?

I’ve been around the block a few times. So now maybe I should try the next block over or the next.

:- Doug.

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Don’t see people in their underwear

Don’t see people in their underwear: see them as little children. Then love them.

:- Doug.

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Give us the working

Give us the working for conversations whole-making.

:- Doug.

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This can be a good thing

This can be a good thing.

:- Doug.

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AWE

At Wisdom’s Edge: AWE

:- Doug.

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Spare…for our grandchildren?

Can we spare 3 days for our Grandchildren?

:- Doug.

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WE: Wisdom’s Edge

WE: Wisdom’s Edge

:- Doug.

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Wisdom with a We

Wisdom with a We

:- Doug.

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Wisdom for the Community

Wisdom for the Community

:- Doug.

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We speak humanly

When silos echo down each other
and across borders we speak humanly
we become

:- Doug.

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We arrive at community

We arrive at community
Only by today’s practices

:- Doug.

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If you can’t like them

If you can’t like them
Then at least love them

:- Doug.

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