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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Enemies


"I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive. "- Barbara Deming



Sometimes we can choose one or a few as the target(s) of all that's not been good or all that's challenging, but rarely to never is one the reason for all life's woes. Typically that "one" represents a series of events and actions or systematic snags and challenges.

Take your eyes off the "one" and look carefully at the systems that affect your work, effort, and life--where can those systems improve to support the good work and life possible.

This is a step in the right direction.