Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.
If I am to boil Where the Fruit is’ values down to just three using the system in Stan Slap’s Bury My Heart at Conference Room B, then they are:
Family – mutual support and growth
Joy – appreciating the extraordinary in everyday things
Impact – making a difference, changing the world, creating a legacy
I am also drawn to:
Fairness – equal consideration, value of the greater good, and,
Learning – continuing education and experiences
I have a vision of a world where there is a recognition that everything is inter-related. One where the bottom line is not merely fiscal, it also includes welfare of the planet and the lifeforms that call it home. I see a place where people understand there is a balance between work and play and the time spent with family is a worthy pursuit. I see parents and children meeting in Rumi’s field and creating a world full of wonder rather than fear. I see people being judged for their experiences and contributions rather than their net worth. I see that field filled with stewards of our planet and advocates for social justice. I see smiles and laughter and people holding themselves with the confidence borne from fulfillment.