compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
Perhaps by the senses we ARE able to activate ...
I AM in Istanbul on my way to Astana the capital of Kazakhstan. I stopped
for few days to acclimate myself to the time changes and so as not to arrive
for a consulting assignment with my client feeling like a zombie. As
expected, I cannot sleep. And when I cannot sleep I read and write and
think. All of which usually leads to insights. This time my thoughts turned
to the past; more specifically, to ideas about what connects us to our past.
The answer seemed suddenly obvious. Memories.
In the Jewish tradition, it is interesting that learning was associated with
something sweet. There was a sweet reward for learning. Thus, learning
became a nation of lifetime learners. When we raise our children today and
want to create a future memory for them, perhaps the best strategy is to
activate their senses. After all, we remember our mother who may be long
since gone by the comfort food she fed us. And if our father used to yell
at us, that tone of voice probably still haunts us today, evoking the same
discomfort felt as a child.
So we have a choice. How do we want to remember?
Perhaps by the senses we ARE able to activate.
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