Applying knowledge not owning it
I spend most of every day in my lockdown library. A store of owned knowledge. Growing, courtesy of Oxfam’s fabulous array of second-hand books. It is where I write, research, and ponder. It is where I work, and (because of lockdown necessity) where I live.
However, I am trying to be a better representation of my craft. Being an active participant in the development of knowledge, not simply having ownership in this room.
Last week was a moment of intentional change to my being. I launched “projects | within projects” as a repository of my structured thought. A place people can visit, read summaries of what I am learning, and how I am trying to apply it to projects. It connects you to my ongoing enquiry, and to my life.
I am being more visible.
I had 147 visitors to my website in this first week, and 230 views. The dialogue it generated via LinkedIn is very encouraging. I am very grateful. I am already rewarded for attempting a more active mode.
This was a big step for me. Stepping out of my comfortable surroundings, albeit digitally. This becomes my more action orientated learning. Applied learning. My attempt at being a contributor to learning, not just a passive recipient.
My blog yesterday was about this difference. Being not having. To be present and active in a process. Introducing you to Erich Fromm. There is more to say on this in the coming days and weeks.
Thank you for the support in my first week as a blogger.