Tuesday 25 January 2011

The dance of values

We were in Madiera last week and, in a toy shop, I saw little Japanese Values Dolls.  The doll I picked up was Harmony.  The card attached said that Harmony can be most clearly seen we embrace Diversity and search for a bigger picture, solutions that attempt to embrace the needs of all.

It got me thinking, values - like love - are clearest when we see them in the context of the opposite value.  Values are counter-balanced. 

We can either attempt to dance with the complexity of that counter-balance, which invites us to grow; in order to perform that dance, we must explore the ideas and beliefs that keep us small and limited.  We are offered the possibility of tapping deeper into the fundamental good that lies within us all.


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