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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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Explore the Landscape

In arriving to LaForet, a beautiful area in the Black Forest about 60 miles south of Denver to co-host the Ignite Leadership Initiative, the first thing we did as a hosting team — Todd, Erin, Corbin, myself — is explore the landscape.

We let ourselves wander. Let ourselves pause to reflect together. Let ourselves feel the silence, hear the wind,… Continue reading

Giving Way To This Waking Day

I consider myself lucky to have friends and colleagues who have the ability, and the courage, to get to what is important. That can get to what is underneath the underneath. That can get to the liquid center.

Kinde Nebeker is one of those people. Our phone calls together, in friendship and colleagueship, so reliably get to a layer of… Continue reading

Touch The Infinite

It is not new, nor uncommon to want to touch the infinite. Spiritual traditions for all of time have structured programs that, when at their best, are helping people touch the infinite both externally and internally. Even better, when the external and the internal are connected, woven to one.

I touch the infinite when I’m in early morning dream state.… Continue reading

Still Come Forth

I took this picture this week,
looking out into the Puget Sound,
from Whidbey Island,
north and east across to Camano Island.

It’s rather gray, I know.
And misty.
And foggy.
And drizzly with rain.

And yet, the buds
of this apple tree
still come forth,
persistently.

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