Tips abound on drawing traffic to your blog, or your web site or your garage sale. They show up as advice to break things down into bite sized chunks, come up with the top 4 and a half ways to do something lists…keep them short. I’ve read these “6 simple steps to be an amazing leader that people will follow through the top 7 obstacles your company will face”, “8.5 methods to cure your urinary tract infection”, “3.1 methods to make Windows Phone better than the iPhone” articles and some of them are posted on very reputable literary forums. I’ve been distracted and hooked by them by my lizard brain looking for that quick fix to whatever ails me. But the Truth/Love/Aletheia about it, if you’re willing to do the work and uncover, unconceal and get to what lies at the heart of life is that not everything can be broken down and resolved in 5 easy steps.
Admittedly, my blog entries are wordy. Some of them go on and on and I love it. I write as much for me as for you, as we are really one in the same. I’m also not interested in the short term change effort, the one that will satisfy me for a little while only to have the root issue, dilemma, problem, dysfunction, or organizational malformation resurface later. Some of the concepts I want to put out there are emerging after quite a number of years of reflection and there really isn’t a short form way to express them. Many of the diagrams and applications that I am developing need the form created by language first to accurately depict them to enable their graphical form to take shape, rather than creating the graphic first to cause misinterpretation about what the graphic is intending to say.
Most of the 5 easy steps to “fix” things are based in the inherent illusion that something’s wrong that needs to be fixed in the first place. Really getting to the bottom of that illusion will be an ongoing underlying theme in these pages due to the persistent nature of that illusion. An unconcealing. Change is an emergent phenomenon which means sometimes you have to let what is be, and let what’s happening happen. And watch. Inquire. Make sense of.
This may, however, mean that I may not become the most popular blogger on the web. If my aim were popularity, virality, clicks, retweets, and flash mobs of glory about my cardboard arcade (a really cool story by the way) then I will most likely fail in my ambition. My ambition is already complete however. It is no less than having love be present so that it may be experienced right now. (Are you experiencing that you are loved? You little devil you…)
There are no 5 steps to removing all the barriers that human beings put up around themselves, to protect themselves, and make themselves look good (because they’re so afraid of what people may think of them if they look mad, bad or wrong). There aren’t 3 ways to make your Organizational Change go perfectly and make you look like the brilliant beast that you are. There aren’t 7.5 things you can do to be in this moment, not like a concept but as a phenomena, that allow you to experience all the manifested glory that each of us is – even if doing so will have leadership be a natural expression for you. It takes some work, some reflection, some inquiry, some practice and experimentation. Sometimes it even gets a little messy and doesn’t turn out the way you want it to. If you can bypass your judgement just long enough to let the experience settle in, you’ll unconceal some of the Aletheia and experience perfection. What’s there, if you look, will be love.