Friday, June 15, 2012

blue view from my balcony

I’ve spent the last two days in Sydney, enjoying time “on the balcony.” It’s a phrase from Ron Heifitz, who argues that if life is a dance, we need time to get far enough above the fray to see the key patterns, to gain perspective on conflict, to nurture relationships, to find sanctuary and recover a sense of purpose.

My supervisor for this “Principal” phase I’m about the enter into suggested I join him “on the balcony”, to look at the view, to talk leadership and team and capacity building, to reflect on how I might transition and begin.

It’s been fabulous. (The photo is of the Three Sisters, in Blue Mountains, and yes, there is the shadows of me and my supervisor!)

Posted by steve at 09:39 PM


  1. Three sisters: a Trinitarian analogy, perhaps.

    Comment by Chris — June 16, 2012 @ 11:33 am

  2. Perhaps. And by implication, thus a feminine image of Divine?


    Comment by steve — June 16, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Yes, Steve, I like the feminine imagery! And the two shadows…mmm…something in that, but what?

    Comment by Chris — June 16, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

  4. Yes, the humans caught into the dance of the Divine, perichoresis, the flow of love,


    Comment by steve — June 17, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

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