點睛 - Awakening the spiritual eye
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - June 13, 2007 Posted: 6:24:21 PM EDT


A master breathes life into a lion by giving it 'its spiritual eyes'. He carefully dips his brush into a slate of fresh black ink and with two deft strokes, 'gives sight' to the lion.

A mentor/leader plays a similar role.

The aim of mentoring/leadership is to give your mentee her 'spiritual eye', to make her see beyond the forms and focus on the essence of things. When you 'open her eyes', she will see and respond to the challenges in her life by connecting with her inner resources. She will stop the 'mindless doing'. She begins to think, to respond and to create with her own awakened spirit.

How do you 點睛, or 'give sights' to your mentee?

Are all 'lions' the same?

When are they ready to see?

Will they want to see?

Will your worldview blind them to their own or will you awaken their real sights?

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