A-S-K and it shall be…
Seek, and you shall find;
Knock, and it shall be opened …
Most of us have heard this idiom and considered its meaning – at least at the obvious level of understanding. To some it has also disclosed wisdom beyond what is stated for power that can be unleashed in one’s own behalf and for all others as well. It frames a simple and profound ‘secret formula’ that holds true in both the practical and spiritual dimensions.
To those who can hear, it may be ‘simply profound’.
ASK – is an important position from which to start. Know it or not, we typically do not know it all. Instead, we are prone to mentally assemble our ‘current’ opinions and launch into some initiative – without asking first. What follows is often an offense to others in the situation or a misplaced effort that exacerbates the problem further or is ineffective in resolving the issue at hand. Asking enforces the
transparency that is critical to any progress.
SEEK – is an ongoing process that can only follow after we accumulate what can be known by asking. Once we have ASKED, we can then seek insight WITHIN what is now known – as it applies to our quest and questions. Seeking without asking first is out of sequence and likely to lead us away from any solution – beguiling us to address symptoms rather than
getting to the root cause.
KNOCK – is an action that requires a position – at a door of opportunity. Without first asking and then clarifying where to knock, we might bang on the wrong door, or lean our ladder of success against the wrong wall. We are not entitled to opportunity if we are unwilling to continue to actively knock – not stopping at door #1 only to miss the prize behind door #3, or #4, or #6, etc.
‘Affirmative action’ is completely different than ‘entitled waiting’…
Any call to action or any effort to create CHANGE will fail if these simple principles are out of sequence or abandoned at any point.
- Failing to ASK perpetuates assumptions and exclusion.
- Failing to SEEK perpetuates blindness and ignorance.
- Failing to KNOCK creates stagnation and frustration.
This simply profound system is self-monitoring. If any of the symptoms of assumption, blindness, or stagnation are present, the system is not engaged. If any of the feelings of exclusion, mis-information, or frustration are present, someone is being isolated or not represented in the process or the benefits.
This simply profound system is self-correcting. Any issue that is individually noticed can then be individually or collectively addressed by the process.
This simply profound system is self-improving. Every step through the sequence arrives at a new position that is more aware, informed, and opportune than the last.
This simply profound system is self-policing. Any individual can easily learn and quickly amend to this sequence. Any symptom that occurs becomes immediately apparent and can be addressed cooperatively, and toward resolution rather than blame. Seeking ‘blame’ indicates a telling symptom of an assumption, blindness, or a focus on stagnation rather than progress.
Individually and collectively this is a useful model for progress. I have to individually ascribe to the formula for my own purpose – and collectively we have to all amend to its process in order to cooperate toward our mutual benefit. It is a granular formula that can scale to support small group, community, regional, and even international initiatives.
So I ask, “What would happen if each of us used this as a way to think, a way to act, a way to collaborate, a way to interact, a simply profound way to co-manage our local circumstances and our global responsibilities?”
SELF-ishness will never work!
Want real cooperation, progress, CHANGE ? – Dare to ASK4™ it…?
What’s about YOU? – care to comment?
– dare to COOPERATE?
ASK4™ CAN BE…
(THE QUESTIONS THAT FIND…)
THE ANSWERS YOU NEED!
Written by gsbigger
November 5, 2008 at 5:55 pm
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