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Expanding Our Now by Harrison H. Owen

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Chapter VIIIExpanding Our Now: A Journey to Wholeness

Expanding our Now, my image and metaphor for Open Space, is fundamentally about reestablishing the wholeness of our lives. And at the moment, our lives, both individual and organizational, mostly seem to be falling into pieces. It would be easy to blame the traumatic events of our times for this condition, but I think those events are more symptomatic than causative. I see the piecemeal nature of our experience as coming from a different place, and as largely of our own making. In a word, I think we are shooting ourselves in the foot, a concept that contains both bad news and good news. The bad news is obvious; the good news is that we could stop, given the intention to do so.

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