Part Four: someone to listen.
In that creative session I described last week, we were invited to find someone we'd not spoken to yet over the course, and to be a mirror for each other. As one person reflected on where they would go next from these three days, the other had a series of questions to pose, but would say nothing else.
We would ask about what we wanted to do. What challenges might there be. What is already in place. What first step will we take this coming week?
This is a short conclusion to the series.
|As Weavings Magazine recently posted on Facebook|
To see in her face the joy of realisation that there was a goal she could set, and achieve, was a privilege. I think of her, and hope she has fulfilled her promise to herself, as well.
This sums up my experience of the course overall: the willingness of the participants to expose themselves to each other in naming their goals and dreams; the commitment to personal and professional development taken seriously enough to have fun with it; the generosity of spirit to listen, encourage and challenge each other to reach for those goals, and to grow.
So from these four reflections on learning, what will you take?
Inspiration for enlivening your experience in teams and groups?
Encouragement for the various ways you participate as a leader and a member of those groups?
Renewed affirmation for the role of play in your work and your life, as a way to learn and build strong relationships?
Will you take up the challenge to stop, be present for another, and bear witness to their goals and their dreams, committed to encouraging their success?
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