For the past two years, I have been dealing with a nasty hip pain. I worked hard in physical therapy and exercise to heal without surgery. I learned that sometimes we just need to sleep in the bed we made for ourselves.
The Holistic Management decision-making process begins where we are, no matter what state that may be. We start with the state of our lands ecological health, today. We begin with the state of our bank account, today. We begin with the relationships we have with our family, our crew, and our community, today. We begin with the state of our infrastructure on our ranch and in our community, today.
This blog uses my hip pain to demonstrate how we use our holistic context on a daily basis. Every morning we wake up to the reality of our being. Every day our starting point begins here. Acknowledging the truth of our reality defines our ability to move toward our desired quality of life. Every decision we make begins by acknowledging truthfully, where we are, now, and continues with how we are going to get to create our future resource base necessary to achieve our desired future.