123 Be Transformed

In an article in the Christian Science Monitor, I came upon the phrase, “the trance of non-renewal.” It referred to organizations and communities that are satisfied with things as they are.

It is as though the system were asleep under a magic spell. A feature of the trance of non-renewal is that individuals can look straight at a flaw in the system and not see it as a flaw. Although the organization that is gravely in need of renewal may show many signs of its threatened condition, the signs cannot be seen by those who are under the spell.

It occurred to me that a variation of this kind of problem may be stalking some of you aspiring artists who may need to improve your drawing ability yet being under “the spell,” are unable ...

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