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2015 January

Steps by Portia

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I want to try to communicate something;)

All my life, I’ve either had someone (who said) or my own jiminey cricket saying…”you need to know that…”

Hence the trigger below,

Yet lately, I look at a list like this or my own observation of this inherent thought process (curiosity + innovation) and I say to myself…

I don’t need to know that…I don’t need to know everything…I can’t learn it all anymore (stage 2)…

Then after a feeling of peace…

I them go into various dialogues about

Why

What’s different

What do I need to know

How would I use that

What would I do with that if I did know..

And the finally…

Realizing this dialogue of cul dr sacs…

I walk the other way…

mike

 

4 replies on “Steps by Portia”

Mike,

Loved your last statement…I walk the other way.
I think most of us in this group can relate to the thought–I just need
to know that. I recently heard or read even if we could know everything,
information is growing at a rate we could never keep up with.
I appreciate the questions you listed in the post.
Many of them came to mind when I thought about them a few weeks ago.
Partially, from this group (atFlow)–I have come to realize that the why for each one of us
would be different based on our values, motivations, etc.
One thing I have come to realize for me is that my accumulation of knowledge impacts
my CONTEXT.

John
P.S. Added the poem for those who might be interested.

THERE’S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson
Click on a chapter heading to learn more.
Chapter One
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost …. I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out. Chapter Two
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend that I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.
Chapter Three
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in … it’s a habit … but, my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately. Chapter Four
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
Chapter Five
I walk down another street.

“One thing I have come to realize for me is that my accumulation of knowledge impacts my CONTEXT.”

…and from time to time, a recontextialization occurs…as noted by example in Portia’s portrayal of life on a sidewalk.

mike

I guess recontextialization is a real CONTEXT changer (it took a second or two for me to realize the
word recontextialization has the word context in it 🙂

John

Bye the way, you just modeled a transition for us right here in the open…and validated Alicia’s note on you can’t see it…UNTIL you see it…

It was always there!

mike

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