Abbess Fu Schroeder, of the Green Gulch Zen center wrote “We are not like-minded but we are like-hearted….take that to the streets and make that our world”.
Teams, groups, families, communities often notice their differences. Celebrating differences is actually a strength. Yet often, we let our differences divide us rather than bring us together. The challenge is to recognize that we are indeed NOT like minded yet we are like-hearted. That is indeed a strength.
What does like-hearted look and sound like in your community or organization? Perhaps it begins with learning to look for hope. Getting clear about what we mean by hope is a challenge and yet that there are so many small glimmers of hope if we look. It’s like looking at a reflection of a mountain in pond. If we look carefully at the reflection, we see so many new features of the mountain we had not noticed before. [Read more…]