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Leadership and the New Science, 3rd Edition by Margaret J. Wheatley

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Thus before all else, there came into being the Gaping Chasm, Chaos,but there followed the broad-chested Earth, Gaia, the forever-secure seatof the immortals … and also Love, Eros, the most beautiful of theimmortal gods, he who breaks limbs

—Hesiod

 

Chapter 7Chaos and the Strange Attractor of Meaning

Several thousand years ago, when primal forces haunted human imagination, great gods arose in myths to explain the creation of the world. At the beginning was Chaos, the endless, yawning chasm devoid of form or fullness. And there also was Gaia, mother of the earth, she who brought forth form and stability. In Greek story, Chaos and Gaia were partners, two primordial powers engaged in a duet of opposition and resonance, creating everything we know. ...

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