|"I know that you know that I love you. What I want you to know is that I know you love me." ...|
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Anyone with an even rudimentary experience of
in any of the many iterations of
over the last forty five years, can attest to the
(even to the necessity) of
face to face,
to tease out the possibility of
In contradistinction, today's social media and texting are poor
substitutes for real
They simply don't (indeed can't) provide the same opportunity for
I notice you expressing a similar sentiment in the
New York Times,
and I'd like to
more of your take on this. It's a central issue for our
"Speaking with the New York Times about the numbing effects of digital technology on millennials, you say 'The cost to this generation is enormous. They are losing access to their humanity.'. Please elaborate."
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see you being replaced any
soon - not even in the
hundred years or more. On the other hand, what may also be
is you've so successfully
(as far as any one individual can possibly
it) as to allow it to be ongoingly
from now on by
people not necessarily having the same high profile as you.
"It's often said no one is irreplaceable. In the work of transformation, you're arguably irreplaceable. When you look to your legacy, does a successor occur for you?"
Your promise for the
is both audacious and bold. In
I go to a
I learn something, then I practice it, and over
better and better at it. I may only realize the promise of the
long after I've
it. And that may only account for an educational
in which I learn something. It may take even longer to realize the
purpose of an ontological
in which I be something.
I don't leave a
fully being the ontological
To promise this for the
is both audacious and bold.
"In the Leadership Course you promise participants will leave the course being a leader and exercising leadership as their natural Self-expression in any situation and no matter what the circumstances. What makes it possible for you to deliver this, the holy grail of leadership courses, where others fall short?"
in any situation and no matter what the circumstances, calls for a
from you, especially given the plethora of same old same
which aspire to yet fall short of providing exactly this. The
on the other hand, are called to
for themselves also, if they are to receive and fully realize your
"Again in the Leadership Course: what's the essential breakthrough people experience which makes it possible for them to be leaders (ie to lead) rather than merely know about (ie understand) leadership?"
As anyone knows who's
in any of
their readability (if you will) is an
component of and a contribution to the
and success of the
I've watched you
spend hours and hours fine tuning just one sentence to
Your course materials
on all levels, especially in replicating your
and your discovery thought flow so that both are transmitted
directly to us, and we
them as if by osmosis. Many chapters of your
are delivered by the
to us verbatim and / or us reading them out loud along with the
It's unusual to be read to (and to read along) in a
- undeniably (such is the
"All your course materials are uniformly brilliant. What are your measurements for their perfection? ie when you're writing and reworking them, how do you know when they're complete and ready for us?"
There's likely not one single person of good will anywhere who
doesn't envision global
(ie whatever their picture of it may be) in place on
It's a vision which informs and drives and defines the possibility
of many different groups and organizations of diverse scope and
application who now all see global
not only as possible but also as within reach. What
me is noticing how many of these groups and organizations trace the
inspiration for their vision of global
directly back to you. It's staggering.
"Countless individuals have realized the purpose of your work in their lives, as have couples, families, groups, businesses, communities, and organizations. What's your vision of what the world looks like when it's realized globally?"
the possibility of global
a certain subtext of this
is "We can make things better" - or at least that's what I
hear ie that's what occurs for me. Being
on the other hand, includes accepting things exactly
the way they are
they aren't. So as
as it may sound, our declaration of the possibility of global
and applying our talents, energies, and resources to
may negate the possibility of
(at least in our experience) - and in fact always was, and always
"You've differentiated between our ability to invent new possibilities as contexts for our lives, even while Life itself turns out whichever way it turns out (as it's been doing for millennia). Does this imply the world will get closer and closer to being transformed globally, yet because of this characteristic of Life itself, it will never get completely there? Or do we simply include this eventuality in Dorothy's assertion 'It's already perfect the way it is - even if it doesn't always look like it.'?"
When I say
"I love you",
for me in more
than one - in three in particular:
I love you
I love you
I love you
And I've never been able to separate these three. So I don't try to
anymore. Arguably who I
most is the person being / generating the
inspires me. The
me. But it's the person being / generating the
who touches me and
"I told a friend I love you. She said 'No you don't! You love the space of Werner, not the person.'. I told her my 'I love you' doesn't make that differentiation. Should it?"
for you. What's incomplete on your doing now list?
More pointedly, what
have become possible for you, given your experience of
and delivering the
"It's hard to imagine anything following the Leadership Course. It's a tough act to follow. What's next for you after the Leadership Course?"
I'm envisioning that as long as there are
the work of
will go on. Each of us, on the other hand, will eventually
and when that
there'll most likely still be items left incomplete on our to do
lists. Do you envision leaving such an incomplete list? Or do you
have a mechanism in place for getting it all done before then?
"Do you envision getting everything done you say you intend to get done? Do you envision a time when you'll declare 'It (ie my work) is finished!'?"
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