Today I propose to practice the application of the first principle of design in permaculture (of which I told you yesterday) on the material and intangible plane:
Exercise 1. Small everyday changes.
Think of small things you might want to change in your daily life, real things! Things that if you do, the impact is reversible, that is, even if “they go wrong” nothing happens, it is not serious. It can be assumed or undone. They can be small changes in your private life or your public life; routines or habits; change a site thing; put a picture on a wall; place a bird feeder; install a home system to collect rainwater; stop doing something…).
- Do an observation exercise before deciding to take action.
- Record your conclusions (in writing, in a schematic, a drawing…) and…
- … immediately, act, don’t stop.
- Now look at the results of your action, what’s going on? What’s changed around you? And inside you? Write down your experiences because they are your treasure trove of learning.
- In view of these results: do you need to make adjustments or changes, even undo what you have done?
Note: this exercise enhances the conscious realization of “imperfect mass action”, which requires small observation periods or feeds on long previous periods of observation (previous experience) and returns you feed-back very quickly.
Exercise 2. Plant a tree.
Imagine you’ve been given a little tree in a pot. Soon you will have to take a decision about its immediate future, or the tree life will be at risk.
- How would you choose the tree destination? Take it seriously. 🙂
- Once you’ve developed your answer, connect with your mood and review your reflection process. What can you learn from this?
- Make a decision based on your conclusions and act. Don’t delay: reflection->action.
- Watch right now (and keep doing it for longer) the results of your action, what’s going on? What’s changed around you? And inside you? Reflection->Action->Feedback.
- In view of these results: is it necessary to make adjustments or changes, even undo what has been done – if possible – Reflection->Action->Feed back->New Reflection… (and follow the cycle).
- Record your experiences because they are your treasure trove of learning.
Note: “planting a tree” is not only a real proposition, but a metaphor for those things in life that deserve to be deeply observed before we move into action.
DON’T GET TANGLED AND LEARN MORE!
Don’t lead to paralysis from the analysis. It is not a question of moving into action, but of moving into action conscientiously and consciously.
Practice and then, if you want to know some more secrets… don’t miss the Facebook Live and tomorrow’s post… 😉
And tomorrow more: another post and FB Live where we review the “ways of looking” so you can get more out of exercises and life. 🙂
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