People were funny, committed, vulnerable, supportive, honest, open, kind and brilliant while we created a temporary community of 12 people and took our own lives on. We were willing to see the inner workings of how we operate and the possible futures we may not be prioritizing for the sake of somewhat satisfying and seductive habits that lead to predictable results in our lives.
We created uncommon experiences, powerful conversations and commitments for people to choose a path that leads us out of our comfort zones, a commitment to courage for the sake of the lives we want to live, the growth we want to see in ourselves. That’s a great context in which to get to know people. I really LOVED how so many people played the game last night.
Leading a transformational group for three years has been so helpful to me, too. Working towards being who I want to be for the people that show up has been a great incentive for my own growth. It really struck me that last night my emotions really stayed out of the conversation, at least the ones that would normally keep me from having the kind of perspective that actually can serve people.
Last month at my Advanced Circle, I called myself out there for holding a judgment about someone’s participation (I got stuck relating to her as uncooperative). An embarrassing experience for a facilitator, but making the decision to own my reaction helped me show up way more open and loving and able last night. So grateful to have this space.