Monthly Archives: October 2016

FOUR MAJOR ISSUES, PART II. . .

Greenleaf writes: …I want to talk about four of many issues, four that have emerged rather sharply out of my own experience, in the hope that something will resonate in your own experience…  First, the consequences of stress and responsibility.  … Continue reading

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FOUR MAJOR ISSUES, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes: …I believe that something of unconditioned uniqueness is prepared to show through in every person.  It is the process of drawing forth with which each of us needs to be concerned.  It is a process which, at best, … Continue reading

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CULTURAL DIFFERENCES. . .

Greenleaf writes: We are all conditioned by the culture in which we have lived, more than we can ever know.  So many of the conflicts of the world today may have had their origins in the sudden impact of modern … Continue reading

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THE CENTRAL IDEA OF MATURITY. . .

Greenleaf writes: …there is a transmutation as one matures.  One is still at the center of his world. (How could one be unique and be otherwise?)  But with maturity one’s world becomes the limitless sphere of people ideas and events … Continue reading

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A GOOD DEFINITION. . .

Greenleaf writes: Every life…is a blend of experiences that build ego strength and those that tear it down…  A good definition is that maturity is the capacity to withstand the ego-destroying experiences and not lose one’s perspective in the ego-building … Continue reading

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MATURITY-BECOMING. . .

The unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates Greenleaf writes: …there is a strong link between the word ‘maturity’ and the word ‘becoming.’  …The most important lesson I have learned about maturity is that the emergence, the full development of … Continue reading

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TRUSTEESHIP, MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATION, LEADERSHIP, PART II. . .

In my last entry we briefly addressed two of the four concepts that Greenleaf noted in his essay, ‘Trustees as Servants.’  The two we briefly addressed were: Trusteeship and Management.  This morning we will focus on the second two: Administration … Continue reading

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