Monthly Archives: August 2014

DOMINANT IDEAS. . .PART I

Greenleaf offers us a number of ‘dominant ideas’ to consider, if not embrace, if not integrate. His first dominant idea is about service. For Greenleaf ‘service’ is a way of being and a way of doing; it is an attitude … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE FUTURE IS NOW,’ PART IV. . .

Greenleaf continues with. . . It has been said that if the means are right, the ends will also be right. The future is being made by the means being used today. If one will study the means being used … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE FUTURE IS NOW,’ PART III. . .

Greenleaf continues with. . . Constricted thinking can only answer the questions; the comprehensive view of life as process can only be within the framework of questions ‘asked.’ . . .if I’ve reached a block my first stance should be, … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE FUTURE IS NOW,’ PART II. . .

Greenleaf continues with. . . Probably we don’t ‘foresee’ events; by our efforts, we bring the future into the present. This is partly a result of an attitude; we see it that way, we are overtaken by the feeling that … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE FUTURE IS NOW,’ PART I. . .

In his extended essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with Chapter Seven, ‘The Future is Now.’ Greenleaf writes. . . We live under the notion that ‘now’ is an infinitesimally small fragment of time by the clock, that what … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE PRACTICE OF OPENNESS,’ PART IV. . .

Greenleaf concludes ‘The Practice of Openness’ with. . . ‘Teach’ – Every pursuer of openness should regularly prepare to teach something to somebody. ‘Act on Insights’ – Unless one trusts intuitive insights one doesn’t get them. Unless insights are acted … Continue reading

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THE ETHIC OF STRENGTH – ‘THE PRACTICE OF OPENNESS,’ PART III. . .

Greenleaf continues with. . . Everyone who aspires to ‘strength’ should consciously practice listening, regularly. Every week, set aside an hour to listen to somebody who might have something to say that will be of interest. It should be conscious … Continue reading

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