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Once I touch the space
whether through a person,
an energy field,
a walk on this earth,
sitting next to or under a tree,
creating with others,
then all things feel more possible.
My insignificant work cracks open
with even a bit of significance
and I get things… Continue reading
Meg Wheatley first taught me that aspen trees grow as a collective system. What looks like a forest of many trees is an underground web of connected roots, popping up occasionally as a tree. It is one system. I wonder what conditions create the popping up, the emergence of a tree.
I wonder if “mates,” learning… Continue reading
Hosting — I have searched for words to describe this form of work and way of being. It is work that I care about deep in my heart. It is work that I feel has impact, that serves needs in organizations, communities, families, and in myself. It builds community in ways that I have never known. Yet, it is work… Continue reading
This is how I introduced Zoe in a boardroom conference call today. I invited her to join me as I met with a design team — myself and four colleagues. Our focus was to design a community meeting for 200 people that will help launch a decade of a culture of connection in Utah — people, issues, fundraising, purpose, challenges.… Continue reading