Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying this Thanksgiving! Indeed, we all have much to be thankful for. Yan and I have had many conversations about power and hope, and as I thought about it, especially using Theory U as a concept, a more accurate description might be “hope and power” emerged. The reason that I switched the words, I believe that “hope” illustrates the left side of the “U” and “power” highlights the right side of the “U”. Hope has many characteristics, starting with the dialogue/relationship/belonging or conversation with self, then with others, and finally with the “whole”. Power describes the activity, or action required along each level. The continuum of hope and power, highlights the movement of the “head, heart, and hand.” (Head > heart > hand)
This line of thinking has generated questions for me:
What hope and subsequent action must I apply for myself?
What hope and subsequent action must I apply with others?
What hope and subsequent action must I be for the world?
By way of reflection, it appears that I would answer each of those questions three different ways while struggling with VOJ, VOC, and especially, VOF. As I overcome those “demons” it appears that I am closing in on the real “Self” and the real “Work.”
I would welcome you thoughts.