The Power of the Pebble

What happens when we turn up in our organizations and discover the presence of a “pebble”?

Our human systems are living through a time when a small act can cause an enormous result—like the power of a pebble to precipitate a land slide or an avalanche.

When I look at a city and see all the human systems embedded within its boundaries—individuals, families, work places, sectors, and communities—the power of the pebble becomes a metaphor for transformational change on a multi-scalar level that is truly daunting.

The pebble is a metaphor with particular sensitivity because it reminds us all too easily of the irritation of a small rock caught in our shoe—or grit between our teeth—or even the biblical “mote in the eye”. We can even think of other ways to notice the impact of a pebble not only in body, but also in mind, heart, culture, and system.

It might be impossible to interact with the organizations in our lives without encountering the presence of a “pebble”.

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The original article was published in Enlivening Edge’s E-Zine.

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About the Author:

HI I am the Founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and Chief Blogger. Working with cities and eco-regions, I ‘meshwork’ or weave people, purpose, priorities, profits, programs and processes to align contexts, grow capacity and develop strategies for sustainability and resilience in the Integral City. You can read more details about me here

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