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Sensemaking

Over the years I’ve often thought about the concept of sensemaking, the action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences. sensemaking | Search Results It is increasingly difficult to make sense … Continue reading

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The future, now

We need a vision to navigate the changes that are being forced upon us by rapidly evolving environmental, economic and political chaos and a global pandemic. I’ve gone back through the many blog posts I’ve written about change and my … Continue reading

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What kind of ancestor do you want to be?

Many of my friends are very discouraged about the condition of the land called the United States. The perversion of our political and economic systems has been happening while we look on. Feeling helpless to stop this deterioration. Feeling hopeless. … Continue reading

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Challenging you to publish your radical stories

Recently I’ve written about the power of stories, publishers of the truth, and radically rethinking our stories. I’ve written a lot about stories over the years: https://kislingjeff.wordpress.com/?s=stories. As Richard Wagamese wrote, “we change the world one story at a time.” … Continue reading

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Publishers of the truth

I often refer to the article written by James Allen, Pontoon Archipelago or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Collapse. Clearly we are living in increasingly chaotic times. Collapse is an apt characterization. I hadn’t thought of warning … Continue reading

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Radically rethinking our stories

Yesterday’s blog post about sensemaking included the following quotation. If we are to find a new kind of good life amid the catastrophes these myths have spawned, then we need to radically rethink the stories we tell ourselves. We need to … Continue reading

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Sensemaking

It is increasingly difficult to make sense of all that is going on today. Its like all the bad things I had anticipated for what I thought would be the future are suddenly happening now. In addition, things I never … Continue reading

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All that we are is story

Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) is holding our Annual Session this weekend. In this age of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, as so many others, are using Zoom (an online meeting app) to connect with each other. When we resume, we re-Zoom. … Continue reading

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Ceremonies and the pandemic

I have been thinking and praying, trying to discern what the Spirit is asking of me in these times of confusion, fear and violence. Violence in the sense of tearing apart the fabric of our lives, as well as the … Continue reading

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Questions looking for answers

You are probably as puzzled as I am regarding the pandemic and how we might respond. I’ve been praying about this, and thinking about what our ancestors did during catastrophes in the past. The three quotes below speak about the … Continue reading

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