Ground Water Sky
Founding Statement: There comes a precious moment in time that all life drops the ignorance of superiority. When the ground realizes it needs the water to survive. The tree realizes it needs the ground to hold it in place. The air realizes it needs the tree to replenish the oxygen it desperately needs to create the weather patterns that climatizes the Earth. Responsibilities are intertwined because a living planet depends on every element to function according to its purpose.
Mammals pretend that they’re more sophisticated than any living breathing planet, and thus conclude that liberties can be taken with all three essential elements. The ignorance of mammals I’m afraid is a contradiction of their celebrated intelligence. Intelligence that informs mammals they aren’t required to be simple creatures that fulfill their purpose, but creatures that can take actions harmful to the elements that are dedicated to their stated purpose. Mammals believe such devotion constrains their freedom to live as they please.
This revelation and the antagonistic approach mammals have decided upon against the elements will be simplified in this digital periodical. All the talk of unity will be broken down into useful parts that will be easy to understand and implement. Know this my fellow mammals, all forms of life owe it to each other to care for one another. It’s just that mammals have enjoyed the echo chamber of approval from other mammals because the elements never raised their voice. We now know for certain the elements do have a voice, and they have registered their collective disapproval of the selfish nature of mammals…
Issue 04: Leadership Rites
The rite for this issue will be defined as the passing of consumable knowledge with the desired result being to help the mentor and the discerner to judge dispassionately its impact. Let’s start by laying out a harsh truth. The leader doesn’t have to take the advice of an advisor. Also an advisor is a leader. How so you ask? Let’s talk about it.
An advisor first of all before even deciding to be a part of what’s right, I hope, must know for him or herself what must be elevated in this world. A guiding star one could say. An advisor must possess some principles that cannot be swayed by popular considerations. Some of these are diluting firm right and wrong situations. Excusing by explaining reasons for objectionable behavior. Denying long held spiritual beliefs when supporting unconscionable acts because of a relationship with the offending party or person. To quote Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry ‘A man has got to know his limitations’.
An advisor also must know when to be humble. When advice is given a leader can choose not to utilize it. Holy Bible Authorized King James Version in Proverbs 27:17…’Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend’. An advisor should not be so arrogant in his or her beliefs that the leader must take everything said to heart. Slow your role and understand something. Every hit of the hammer and every dunk in the water for to cool the iron for further refinement counts!
An advisor has to conclude that the leader must be elevated. The only way this happens is to lead in the role of advisor. An advisor is expected to have ideas on what should be happening and give those in counsel to the leader. Remember the advisor is there to help shape the legacy of the leader. Iron sharpens iron is shaping the leader’s composure. Sharpening the leaders grasp by deepening the leaders understanding. Presentation must align with dedication. Looking the part and saying the right words only gets a leader so far. Human beings know a fake when they see one. Also something else is crucial and necessary. Rebuke the leader for wrongs committed.
One more characteristic of an advisor worth his or her salt. An advisor cannot be about frustration when signs of failure clouds the purpose. Advisors stand in the breach. My definition of a breach is beyond what Webster’s defines. A breach in my definition of the word describes ‘a hole or opening that gives an opportunity for those forces aligned against the leader to bring forth a leader’s destruction’. Who plugs that hole advisors? Can you as an advisor hold off forces bent on destroying your leader?
Those who know my writings and my philosophy know what I’m about to say. Yes that’s correct. An advisor must always have contingencies upon contingencies. It is irrelevant your leader is moral and upright. Absolutely it is always a good thing to align yourself on the side of good rather than enjoying the pleasures of evil for a season. In any case this must remain true. An advisor must always prepare for the ‘BREACH!’
Alright advisor/leader it is okay to believe in what you think a leader should be. An advisor must also be always about the truth. Count the leaders’ loses and wins. Did you hear me? Everything is not cake and ice cream. Iron can’t be sharpened if you remove the ‘smith’. I read something somewhere about that the iron has to ‘be hammered’ to be forged. Oh well I could have that wrong.
Written by: Victor E. Moseley