Monthly Archives: October 2019

‘SPIRIT IS…VALUE FREE’

Greenleaf writes: Spirit. . .is value-free.  Hitler had it. . .   Putting value into it, in my judgment, makes it religious.  And what is value?  . . .I will leave it to the reader to judge. . .  In my … Continue reading

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LEARNING ABOUT – ANXIETY…SERENITY…WONDER

Greenleaf writes: Anxiety is part of the human condition.  …one can learn to live productively with anxiety.  …I do not believe there ever has been in this world…a promise of outward peace.  …the only true serenity is inward.  Serenity is … Continue reading

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CONSIDER: ‘WISDOM’. . .

By three methods we may learn wisdom. First, by reflection, which is noblest, second by imitation, which is easiest, and third by experience, which is the bitterest. –Confucius Greenleaf writes: …intellectual growth can interfere with wisdom if not kept in … Continue reading

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CONSIDER ‘FORESIGHT’. . .

Greenleaf writes: The skill of foresight is crucial.  The ‘lead’ that a leader has is his ability to foresee an event that must be dealt with before others see it so that he can act on it his way, while … Continue reading

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CONSIDER — ‘IDEAS’. . .

In his wonderful essay, ‘Have You a Dream Deferred?’ Greenleaf offers us a number of ideas to consider. Here are a few of them. Greenleaf writes: Distinction is not synonymous with fame. . . ‘distinction’ is a combination of the … Continue reading

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EXPERIENCE-ERROR-LEARNING. . .

Experience plus Reflection is the Learning. –Charles Handy Greenleaf writes: the really important lessons . . . are learned only as the result of error, suffering the consequences of error and learning from the total experience. This is an important … Continue reading

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LESSONS-MATURITY. . .

Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering. –Julius Gordon Greenleaf writes: The most important lesson I have learned about maturity is that the emergence, the full development, of what is uniquely me should be an important concern throughout my entire life. … Continue reading

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