Monthly Archives: June 2016

THE CENTRAL IDEA OF MATURITY. . .

Greenleaf writes: …with maturity one’s world becomes the limitless sphere of people, ideas, and events which each of us influences by each thought, word, and deed; and each of us, in turn, is open to receive influence.  The individual capacity … Continue reading

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THE REALLY IMPORTANT LESSONS. . .

Greenleaf writes: Every life…is a blend of experiences that build ego strength and those that tear it down.  As one’s responsibilities widen, these forces become more powerful.  As good a definition as I know is that maturity is the capacity … Continue reading

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MATURITY. . .

Greenleaf writes: Maturity has many meanings, especially when applied to people.  But in my own association, there is a strong link between the word ‘maturity’ and the word ‘becoming.’  …The most important lesson I have learned about maturity is that … Continue reading

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LIBERATING VISIONS. . .

Greenleaf writes: In the terms that I have been discussing the subject of liberating visions, I was prepared to receive one by my deep immersion in the student turmoil of the sixties by reading Hesse as part of my search … Continue reading

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COMMUNITIES OF SEEKERS. . .

  Greenleaf writes: …I do not see the prospect for the servant idea being carried by a great mass movement…   Beyond my hope, I have a speculative prospect to share that some of these servant-leaders will bring together communities of … Continue reading

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INVESTING THE ENERGY AND TAKING THE RISKS. . .

Greenleaf writes: The prospect for the servant idea rests almost entirely, I believe, on some among us investing the energy and taking the risks to inspire with a vision.   In our large and complex society, a single compelling prophetic voice … Continue reading

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‘A PATH TO RESTORING. . .’

Greenleaf writes: Both the words servant and persuasion are ‘soft’ words to some people.  They do not connote the tough attitudes that are thought to be needed to hold this world together and get its work done.  In 1970, when … Continue reading

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