April Gathering--2013

Topic: Conscious Conversation

Date: Wednesday, April 24th

Place: Northeast Library   6801 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle

            Metro Bus Rt: 64, 65, 71, 76, 83

Time: 6:00-8:00pm  (Join us for social time at 5:30pm)

Admission: Free



Margaret Whealey says, "Conversation creates the conditions for us to rediscover the joy of thinking together." 


How can we have a rich and rewarding dialogue? What would it be like to be part of a conscious conversation? Could more conscious conversations in our community lead to a better future?


Our gathering this month will be more experiential; we are going to experiment with different levels of conversations based on Otto Scharmer's book, Theory U. Scharmer describes four levels ( he calls "Fields") of conversations as:


1. Downloading--Speaking from what they want to hear

    (talking nice)

2. Debate--Speaking from what I think

    (talking tough)

3. Dialogue--Speaking from seeing myself as part of the whole  

    (reflective inquiry)

4. Presencing--Speaking from what is moving through

    (essential emergence)


Join us to practice to become more aware of how we engage each other, and to explore how a conscious conversation could lead to a collective transformation. 



Please bring some snacks to share. We'll provide tea and hot water. BYO Mug. 

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