Disappointment -- No soul? LO11904

ray evans harrell (mcore@soho.ios.com)
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 11:16:08 -0800

Replying to LO11845 --


I was taught in my pedagogy courses in college that efficiency is a
balance between speed of action, depth of understanding and ability to
respond to a new situation instantaneously in a perfect action. You only
went as fast as you could feel totally, comprehend completely, and use in
an intuitive creative fashion the information that you were taking in. If
you lose conscious awareness of the sensation of your action then you are
going too fast. If you solve this internal situation then you begin to
find your connections to the external world through a larger perception
that lets you know where the "snakes" are. This is the energy that
performing ensembles use to connect to each other in a rhythm across space
without the visual. I would suggest a stroll through Viola Spolin's
"Theater Games" for some material that will be interesting at least and
useful at best.

This comes into conflict and becomes a problem for technological "Masters"
who replace their perceptions with passive technology that then sets a
pattern of dealing with others from that place of Master/slave. Ultimately
this is a place of powerful insensitivity. The fatal flaw of all who
struggle with the issues of leadership. IMHO and the O of those who
taught me.

Ray Evans Harrell

DBroome355@aol.com wrote:
> Responding to AMDELANGE LO11783:
> "When I go in the wild, I open myself to everything..." Thus I have to
> move slowly and with great concentration. My behavior affords the snakes
> an opportunity to feel the vibrations which I make and thus move out of my
> path. Snakes will only confront a person aggressively when they feel
> trapped." and "hunt with only willing dogs."
> This struck me given some of the challenges I am facing as a change agent.
> Whether intentional or not, this post reminded me to move slowly when
> attempting change in an organization. I forget, I am so excited about
> what I think learning can do for all of us, and those that are opposed to
> change and openness and accountability will become very agressive when
> trapped. Also, it's important to identify those in the organization who
> are willing to try new things and work with them in small incremental
> pieces as opposed to attempting to convince "the world" there is a better
> way.


ray evans harrell <mcore@soho.ios.com>

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