We are always in this dance of trying to understand ourselves and trying to understand others. Synchronizing with ourselves (as in being authentic to who we are and being responsible to who we are shaping up to be) and synchronizing with others is a whole new level.
I have reflected multiple times already on how much I appreciate athletic teams and bands who seem to be so in sync that they know what their teammates are going to do even before the teammate themselves knows it. It is oneness, indeed.
Within an organizational context, the pursuit of being in sync with each other is a great challenge. I have been attending trainings on quality assurance for our college these days, so I find myself constantly reflect about my own understanding of quality and how I can help our college arrive at a shared understanding. The dream is to be as in sync as Lennon-McCartney in their prime or the 2014 San Antonio Spurs championship team.
For now, it feels like the tension of the blues notes but there is no satisfying resolution in sight yet. But so be it, let’s fiddle with the blues. And maybe, this structure and improvisations will lead to a piece to remember.
John 15:1-8. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-130: MAY 10, 2023]
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