LOs and the future LO23732

From: J.C. Lelie (janlelie@wxs.nl)
Date: 01/07/00

Replying to LO23726 --

Dear At and Dear Organlearners,
> Lots of love and best wishes for all of you for the future -- a new year,
> a new century and a new millenium.

Likewise. Nice post, thank you for sharing.


I agree, but dare to make one remark: i prefer to compass - or compassion
- rather then to care, because to care for me still implies an unequal
social relation, a mother cares for her child, i take care of things.
Compass seems to me more neutral, having compassion with, not for, - and
that is something i like - starts out with "com" - together - and compass
to me means living together, like the dog in your tale learned to live
together. A few months ago i send some mails regarding the Compassionate
Organization as the next step in Learning Organization.

> What value is there in being free to succeed in
> anything we plan, but otherwise failing in caring?

So i think we fail in compassion, compassion with other people, our world,
our society and basically with ourself. I sometimes note that careing for
people, however respectful, may lead to a situation of Shifting the
Burden, because one tends to take care for problems and pain of somebody
else, thereby disabling them to learn, to cope for themselves. On the same
level: we do not have compassion with ourself, we try to avoid pain,
complain a lot and do not take responsibility for our problems.

All the best,

Jan Lelie

With kind regards - met vriendelijke groeten,

Jan Lelie

Drs J.C. Lelie CPIM (Jan) LOGISENS - Sparring Partner in Logistical Development Mind@Work est. 1998 - Group Resolution Process Support Tel.: (+ 31) (0)70 3243475 or car: (+ 31)(0)65 4685114 http://www.mindatwork.nl and/or taoSystems: + 31 (0)30 6377973 - Mindatwork@taoNet.nl

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