jueves, 11 de febrero de 2010
When “Ten Bears” didn’t find the best answer regard what we were speaking he always finished the meeting with the same phrase, we will keep talking another day.
He was never in a hurry to get the answer, the answer, as a ripe fruit had to arrive in the adequate moment and only then he gave the matter as concluded. I admired that way to do at how he waited for the solutions, his patience and the pleasure of that meeting in his tent where we smoke in a pipe made with his own hands, a pipe where he mixed the same parts of tobacco, friendship, experience and his peculiar way to understand life with that soft and slow cadence.
In the old African’s tribes the image of ancients sitting under an ancestral tree who had been used for the same thing during generations was a part of the social scenery. There ancients talked and talked, without hurry, they looked for the answer to the daily problems. The only fact of that daily vision calmed people who felt safe and trusting in the decisions of their older.
Old Japanese tradition tell us about meeting or Suthatzu among people of the villages who did it in order to deal about topics that concerned everybody in the village and where the mind objective were not to get a conclusion, the meetings were not to decided that proposal or opinion were the best, the real objective was the own meeting, talking, listening to the other and to respect all the opinions as an indisputable true born from individual experiences.
That culture interpreted the silences of whose didn’t take part in the meeting as a way to speak, because silences are a way to speak too.
In what moment did we lose our capacity to listen to each other? when did we lose the patient to wait the right answer? why did we lose the sensibility to heard whose don’t take part? We have progressed a lot and we are better now, but we have lost in the road treasures that our forefather leaved us, things that we will be only able to recover turning our gaze to the past.
We should get back to peace and serenity territories where we’ll can talk, listening to the other and where meeting turned to be a pleasure and a way healthier to govern our matters.