Intro -- Kristina LO30485

From: leo minnigh (
Date: 08/21/03

Replying to LO30473 --

Welcome Kristina,

Your question is complex and difficult, but very important. Our world is
bagging for openess and struggles also with this question:

> life. Openness is a key element of relationships and building
> relationships with openness is key to a learning organization. So my.
> question again is how can one facilitate a shift in the mind to see how we
> as people are connected.

Nothing is isolated, everything has many bonds with other things. If I
think if this, I always have the open clock in my home in mind. It is a
very simple clock: a pendulum, a lever, two weights and some different
seized gears; all are visible. No part in this clock is more important
than another part, and the movement of one part is caused by AND causes
the movement of other parts. But how to facilitate this insight and this
experience to others?

Possibly environmental issues are the best known. And since we tend to
think too easily of the actions of others, the example of the Amazone
forest will serve.

But I got the impression of your contribution that the issue of openess is
for you the main question. I can remember a dialogue on this list of a
couple of years ago. I thought that the subject header was "What is
love?". In that dialogue was also the dilemma of openess, because openess
makes one vulnarable. Trust and care are thus crucial, but I think that
these words sound familiar to you and that they don't add much to your
thoughts. Perhaps, by shifting the dialogue to boundaries and think of
their functions will help to understand openess. You may think of national
boundaries, or the walls and doors of your home. Living and sleeping for a
week in an unlocked house will be a good experiment :-). But think also of
the walls and doors of a prison, and moreover of natural boundaries, like
mountains and rivers or biotopes of living organisms.

The lesson is that boundaries have a function and thus openess couldn't be
a permanent state. the question remains how much open and when to be open
could we be?

I think that the best facilitation to learn more of it is travelling,
alone or maximum two persons. Travelling to unknown areas and countries. A
mix of city life and nature should be sought.

I wish you succes with your study.

Leo Minnigh


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