Friday, April 1, 2016

Pivot Circles and Mediation

Often when I am flying I look out the window and see a big green circle.  I wonder if it was one of those ancient mysterious sites that only reveal themselves from a birds-eye-view. See picture above. See
When driving through farm land I often see large long objects with wheels. See picture above.  I never connected the two until recently listening to an NPR show about pivot irrigation.  According to Wikipedia Center-pivot irrigation (sometimes called central pivot irrigation), also called waterwheel and circle irrigation, is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot and crops are watered with sprinklers. A circular area centered on the pivot is irrigated, often creating a circular pattern in crops when viewed from above (sometimes referred to as crop circles).
The connection to mediation?  Sometimes you have to connect the dots. Two unrelated events or things will make sense when put together. This often happens in mediation. This is the reverse of the classic story of the orange. Discussed in “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Ury.
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