for the emergence of a commons-based society
This is a space to share our reflections, insights, and questions about what is and how it feels like to be a host of this community of commoners.
Hosting conversations that matter during a time of multilevel crisis where neither governments nor private enterprise/markets have satisfactory and hope inspiring answers for people and planet is for me something crucially important. It feels like a gift being part of such a learning group. I am not an experienced online host but am eager to learn step by step together with passionate fellow commoners of how to meet this challenge with enthusiasm for the commons.
I am also learning narrative approaches to meet challenging life situations. This helps me to develop an attitude of curiosity and openness and some tools and conditions for developing a new discourse with others. The new discourse for the commons developed and hosted by all of us will become the next dominant discourse because it is the next natural step in social evolution. One condition for the new discourse will be that everyone contributes in whatever way they can and I see it as our responsibility as a hosting team to help motivate and support others to be part of this exciting and innovative development. For this we will need both face to face meetings as well as online conversations. Looking forward to meet others in this space and learn about your background, skills and passion.
Hosting to me is a sacred and co-evolutionary art form that we can ever better at, by intentional practice.
Practiced in our best days, it is sacred (not in a religious sense but as in "worthy of spiritual respect") because it is about facilitating the journey of the evolutionary impulse in self, others, and society.
Hosting is also a co-evolutionary art form, where the artist (you and I) and the work of art (the process of hosting) co-evolve with its primary beneficiaries, the people and projects we host.
The essence of the art is the intentional practice of continually enhancing our skills of hosting. There is The Art of Hosting Transformative Conversations training in the UK, 28-30 June, and an initial set of AoH resources selected for our team.
My own passion and contributions to this art fall in two areas: integrating physical and virtual hosting, and the art of harvesting conversations. If you have any question related to either, drop me a line.