A number of years ago at a congregational meeting, we had a speaker who explaining to us some of the key points from Margaret Wheatley’s “Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World.” I remember at the time that I thought it would be a great book for me to read, especially coming from my background in science and my involvement in the administration of the university’s Women’s Studies program.
So finally, I decided to check it out from the library. I may pick out a few thought-provoking excerpts to share with you as I make my way through the book. Perhaps these could lead to some reflection questions for us to discuss together…
Here’s one to start (from p. 7):
To be responsible inventors and discoverers, we need the courage to let go of the old world, to relinquish most of what we have cherished, to abandon our interpretations about what does and doesn’t work. As Einstein is often quoted as saying: No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.
I invite you to reflect on the question, what it is you need to let go of to make room for some breakthrough, whether that be in your professional life, your spiritual life, your relationships, some organization you belong to, etc?