the BLOG of the BOOK DOULA
From the Emergent Thinking of Jordan Greenhall, here in full:
During liminal periods of all kinds, social hierarchies may be reversed or temporarily dissolved, continuity of tradition may become uncertain, and future outcomes once taken for granted may be thrown into doubt. The dissolution of order during liminality creates a fluid, malleable situation that enables new institutions and customs to become established….
Instead of giving your attention to the Spectacle; instead of seeking guidance from Authority; instead of being afraid of liminal space, allow. Allow liminal space to remain open. Allow it to remain sacred. Reconnect with meaning and purpose. Anchor yourself in it. And then listen from that center.
Listen to people. Real people. People you know and people you trust because you know they are trust-worthy. Don’t just listen. Engage. And expand your web of trust. Find out who the people you trust, trust and engage with them.
Turn off your TV. Turn off your Radio. Put down your Newspaper. In fact, don’t listen to anyone who you don’t know from personal experience is both honest and wise. No pundits, no authorities, no experts.