As individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and society, generativity enables us to thrive in our fullest potential. When we live in communion with others, we can create and innovate in service to each other so that we may fully achieve our potential.
You are an acorn – encoded within you is a uniqueness open to the possibilities of thriving to your fullest potential as a thriving oak – you are not a pine tree and won’t become one – your thriving oak and potential is unique.
The sun is our never-ending energy source that enlightens us to our own unique personal calling. This true-north, reason for being, faith, purpose, Big Why guides us to grow and flourish.
The soil is the structure and culture where we receive our nutrients. We within our communities can work this soil to create the conditions for all acorns to germinate and grow.
Rain connects the tree to nutrients that create chemical reactions critical to the growth of the plant. Rain are our connections to each other through the relationships that we build and the support that we give to each other. As plants consist of 90% water, we too primarily consist of healthy relationships if we want to prevent personal wilting
Air brings the intangible (carbon dioxide) into the tangible (the carbon of the tree) during photosynthesis. Learning is the air that brings intangible information into tangible meaning for our own learning and growth.
Our Personal Flourishing Oak Tree
By keeping focused on the sun’s calling while attending to our environmental conditions (creating a generative culture, connecting with others, and absorbing our learning), we are destined to become our own unique flourishing oak tree