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The Power of Spirit by Harrison Owen

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chapter 8Over the Edge

IN THIS MESSY OLD WORLD, a few things are becoming clear. Change in the fundamental manner in which we organize ourselves is no longer a debatable issue. We are now down to the fine points: When? How much? and to what end?107

In answer to the first question, the grudging consensus seems to be, “Immediately,” if not before. The issue here is less about designing systems that are efficient and effective than about staying alive in these systems. On paper, our systems look marvelous. In practice the end result, more often than not, is vast amounts of Soul Pollution. Presumably we could run a little faster, give up another weekend, sacrifice another relationship, skimp on the quality time with our kids one more time. But who ...

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