Why are we living? LO30775

From: AM de Lange (amdelange@postino.up.ac.za)
Date: 11/12/03

Replying to LO30759 --

Dear Organlearners,

Tricia Lustig <TLN@lasadev.com> wrote:

>At, So VERY good to have you back. I for one, am glad
>that you had a caring and knowledgable physician who was
>able to keep you in this world. And, as usual, your insights
>are deep and I find them very pertinent to me too.

Greetings dear Tricia,

Thank you.

What striked me about this physician when he treated me first some
four months ago, is his sense for wholeness. He sees the body as a
gigantic network in which each organ/gland is connected to all the
others. His drawings to explain what is happening to me
(hemochromatosis -- excess iron in the body) reflects this holistic

Nine out of ten people who have hemochromatosis are diagnosed too late
or never diagnosed with it. All doctors learn about hemochromatosis,
but how many learn how essential wholeness is to their profession? The
few who do so like my physician, have to do it on their own.

Wholeness is essential to Systems Thinking. Without Systems Thinking
an organisation cannot function as a learning organisation (LO). How
many managers are as sensitive to wholeness as doctors are to it? One
out of ten? Better or worse?

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <amdelange@postino.up.ac.za> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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