Evolving Me

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Evolving Me

I think you've hit on the crux of the matter, Shai: bringing those discrete, separate parts/reactions of ourselves into an integrated, consistent approach. For me, often the "local" pieces are easier to figure out how to respond to - and, in many cases, the response is semi-automatic. For the "global" pieces, sometimes the "global-ness" is part of what makes the situtation overwhelming and results in inertia.

I guess, for me, being willling/able to "deconstruct" the global institution into its various aspects could be an aid to figuring out how to integrate my response to this situation into the way I respond to situations that are easier to grasp or less complex. I'm not sure how much sense this makes, but thanks for giving me a "big picture" question to think about in this season of questions. May the coming year be filled with blessings!

Posted by MorahMary on April 13, 2011 5:52 AM
Action Overcomes Overwhelm

Mary, to riff on what I think you are saying... if we can create concrete, doable, efforts in realms that seem insurmountable, then we'll be making progress, overcoming our overwhelm and inertia.

One of the differences between code and human conflict is that you can clearly demonstrate your solution with code. That is not so regarding one's ideas about what will help in a human conflict. The effectiveness of proposed solutions are virtually impossible to prove.

What I'm struggling with is figuring out what approach I can take that will make it more likely for people to engage in a way that leads to making a difference.

Posted by Shai Gluskin on April 13, 2011 12:10 PM
Thanks

Thanks for highlighting a dilemma with which I think most of us struggle.

And happy belated birthday.

And good luck figuring out how to integrate. (If you do figure it out, let us all know, eh?)

Posted by Reb Rachel on April 13, 2011 10:38 AM
No Revelation Services Provided

Thanks, Reb Rachel, for the birthday wishes.

I'll be needing your help along the way; don't expect revelation (at least not until Shavuot :) ).

Posted by Shai Gluskin on April 13, 2011 12:13 PM
I'm 53

and will soon return to blogging, too. (Not that I was away for that long.)

Happy birthday, old man!

Posted by Peter S. on April 14, 2011 12:47 AM