It appears that we all arrive on this planet from the same place and likewise depart, perhaps returning from whence we came. At least on a physical level, we become more aware of our ultimate ending than we were at our birth.
The time we have on the material plane is fraught with the veritable and limitless vagaries of birth’s circumstances: parents, genetic code, epoch, country, economic circumstances and religion. As we journey onward we have the capacity to tap into the meaning of this dynamic or get totally lost in the dizzying maze. The underlying energy that fuels the material reality potentially illuminates our collective destiny.
Sadly our material world has organized religions that too often propagate superiority, demonstrating power and control but subverting the truth. Likewise, we have politics of manipulation that reflect the worship of temporal power.
The last couple of weeks have seen the passing of two former Piñon Management stalworths. Maxine Roby was a happy and humorous nursing home pioneer, applying highly evolved team building methodologies, empowerment and leadership. She raised the bar on person-centered care. Marge McConell, a nursing home administrator and regional clinical supervisor, expressed a compassionate, calm and insightful spirit in the most of stressful situations.
Both women embodied qualities of servant leadership with different styles, illustrating the point that there is an underlying, unified energy between stylistic differences. Both will be remembered and missed and left indelible marks for future professionals.