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Digesting experience

The long weekend has brought Thanksgiving meals with family and friends along with opportunities for walks in the woods.

In life, we constantly experience interactions with people and environment. Whether at home or in our organizations, we take in what is happening around us. It’s easy to let encounters, emotions, and memories accumulate. We hold on to our experiences – good, bad, joyful, and difficult.

When we eat food, our bodies process it, taking what is needed for life and energy, eliminating the rest. We do not struggle to digest food; it’s a natural process. What if we digest experience the same way? Observing and reflecting on what happens with the intention of embracing what is life-giving. Choosing to let go of what is not needed or energy draining.

What would we learn and embrace? What would we let go of? How would we and our organizations change?

Fetzer Institute – Tools for Changing Everything

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