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Finding Our Way by Margaret J. Wheatley

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Living Our Interconnectedness

The dense and tangled web of life—the interconnected nature of reality—now reveals itself on a daily basis. In recent years, think about how much you’ve learned about people, nations, and ways of life that previously you’d known nothing about. We’ve been learning how the lives of those far away affect our own and how we affect theirs. We’re beginning to realize that to live peacefully together on this planet, we need to be in new relationships, especially with those far distant from us.

When my children were small, I had a refrigerator magnet that read, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Perhaps that was my children’s first lesson in systems thinking. We adults are learning this, too. If others don’t feel ...

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