Friday, November 06, 2009

3D Juggling 452: Grafham Water

Jane writes: 'A couple weeks age I spent some time sitting on the grass at Grafham Water. It was a clear, bright, late summer afternoon and the air was eerily still. So still that even though I was only a few meters from a road there was no road noise, totally blocked by the trees. The water was as still and reflective as glass. Sitting there was amazing. The noises on the water were so resonant and rang out so clearly into the silence. The reflections into the water were almost a perfect replica of the original. Watching a swan glide by doubled with its reflection made me really look and analyse what I was seeing.

It made me think about some of the Action learning Sets I had facilitated recently where the presenter has been able to really hear things with the same sort of clarity in their heads because of the silence held by the set. And how reflections when we have space and quiet to really make sense of them are so much more powerful.

As Eric Hoffer writer and philosopher says: ”It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.'

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