Today I am in Florence. Yesterday and the day before blended into one very long day. Twelve hours of travelling and eight hours of time change equals confusion for biological clocks. And yet there is so much travel these days. Business people aboard jumbo jets crossing the ocean like they were crossing the street. I have to wonder about the effect that is having on business decisions and relationships.


When the Africans were in Canmore a few weeks ago. I watched them struggle as they worked to reset their clocks to meet the demans of learning. Now as I adjust I am even more aware of how they must of felt. And I think to myself about how walking a mile or travelling across time zones in someone elses shoes is easier if you have infact had at least similar experiences.


Here we are talking about time zones as they exist in the world. The same can be said for the past, present, future time zones of the PULSE frame. Once awareness of the existence of time zones of understanding is experienced empathy is closer. Parties are better able to move to Empathy if they have been there before. Seeing the world as someone else might takes courage and  curiosity and is not as automatic as we may think. This is especially true if we have never had any experiences of our own to draw on. Hence the skepticism of first time PULSE conversation  participants and the conviction of those who have travelled the conversation time zones.


Thanks to Marjorie for posting this for me. More tomorrow. Today I see David.