Hierarchy

Posted by Phillip C Gordon on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Under: Systems
More stumbling from the Garden.  Today is the first day I have purposefully gone down to the garden to grab the muse for this purpose.  Something in me finds it a most difficult encounter when I set myself a task as such.  

Today I heard news of a woman passing away. I had not worked with her for many years, and only just recently encountered her again.  Death is a harsh aspect of this life.  It has caused me to consider my own deeds, to witness my life in overview and wonder what I have and am achieving.  As this question was worming through my mind, the neighbour’s cat worked its way around my legs. Purring and pushing its head into every gap that it could find attention, demanding a good rub and mewing.  I raised my head toward the chicken coop where the girls had just been fed.  These events prompted me to consider the notion of hierarchy.  Have you ever seen hens sorting out their pecking order, working out who is on top and who is the lowest?  It is inherent in their dynamics. There was the cat wanting some attention and there were the chickens beating on each other over a place to eat the food from.  I could not help but consider our own machinations and wonder where we are in this seemingly natural occurrence.  A task that I have set myself is to become as conscious as I am able, this process for me is first and foremost about self awareness, something that like many I find rather testing at times.  As I was sitting in the cold autumn morning I observed these two ideas together, hierarchy and consciousness, how they played alongside each other. If the first is a natural order in life, and consciousness is something we need to accomplish, how does the latter affect the former?  My conclusion, elementary as it may seem, is that we must not fight such things as hierarchy, rather consciously use them, discover the place we sit in the grander scheme, in our work place, in our homes.  This does not mean that someone is better than you, or less than you. Rather it enables a more conscious dynamic and ability to cooperate.  What hierarchy actually provides is a picture of interconnectedness and therefore a way to communicate and cooperate.  

In : Systems 



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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

Hierarchy

Posted by Phillip C Gordon on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Under: Systems
More stumbling from the Garden.  Today is the first day I have purposefully gone down to the garden to grab the muse for this purpose.  Something in me finds it a most difficult encounter when I set myself a task as such.  

Today I heard news of a woman passing away. I had not worked with her for many years, and only just recently encountered her again.  Death is a harsh aspect of this life.  It has caused me to consider my own deeds, to witness my life in overview and wonder what I have and am achieving.  As this question was worming through my mind, the neighbour’s cat worked its way around my legs. Purring and pushing its head into every gap that it could find attention, demanding a good rub and mewing.  I raised my head toward the chicken coop where the girls had just been fed.  These events prompted me to consider the notion of hierarchy.  Have you ever seen hens sorting out their pecking order, working out who is on top and who is the lowest?  It is inherent in their dynamics. There was the cat wanting some attention and there were the chickens beating on each other over a place to eat the food from.  I could not help but consider our own machinations and wonder where we are in this seemingly natural occurrence.  A task that I have set myself is to become as conscious as I am able, this process for me is first and foremost about self awareness, something that like many I find rather testing at times.  As I was sitting in the cold autumn morning I observed these two ideas together, hierarchy and consciousness, how they played alongside each other. If the first is a natural order in life, and consciousness is something we need to accomplish, how does the latter affect the former?  My conclusion, elementary as it may seem, is that we must not fight such things as hierarchy, rather consciously use them, discover the place we sit in the grander scheme, in our work place, in our homes.  This does not mean that someone is better than you, or less than you. Rather it enables a more conscious dynamic and ability to cooperate.  What hierarchy actually provides is a picture of interconnectedness and therefore a way to communicate and cooperate.  

In : Systems 



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