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"It's another tool in the toolkit"
Tools are helpful but it is the mentality behind the tools that is the essence of life. (Gee I wish I had Michael’s creative writing ability as this previous sentence could be stated so much better.)

I worked as a consultant for 20 years teaching lean flow and six sigma and most of my clients wanted “tools for their toolkit.” The hidden meaning by CEO’s and CFO’s: teach my employees some tools that will make our organization superior and more profitable, but! we don’t want to change how we manage our employees or how we view the world.

As far as Eckhart someone loaned me his tapes several years ago and I heard on one of the tapes, “we humans have fallen from the grace of god.” These are interesting comments from a person that appears to claim self-realization and to live in the Now.

I agree with William here.

Tolle, Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, mystical religions, etc. are not fundamentally about teaching useful new techniques, but about holding up a mirror to the one who thinks he wants and needs techniques, a "toolkit", etc. and showing that apparent entity what is really going on.

Not that I am against tools. By using a tool called system mapping I was able to teach some participants how systems impact human and organizational performance.
Little known fact about 95% of human errors can be attributed to system performance.
Motorola doubted me big time on this one so they did research on over 400 errors they had previously labeled human errors. Less than one percent proved to be attributed entirely to human error.
We blame politicians for the problems in our country where research would show that over 95% of those problems are systemic.
Easier to blame a human then change the system. School shootings are a classic example.

We blame politicians for the problems in our country where research would show that over 95% of those problems are systemic.

Personally, I think we need to blame God for all of it. ;-)

Whoops in talking about human errors I made one. The percent was 10% not 1%.

Without errors there would be perfection and you and I Michael C would not be communicating on Michael P’s blog. There would be no us to communicate.

There the mystery of sin and evil has been solved.

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