One of the conversations that I most appreciate is about “essence.”
I’ve learned about myself that I work well when I know and feel a deeper why. Or when I claim a deeper why.
I’ve learned about groups that the deeper why is often unattended. Or obscured. Or sometimes even sabotaged.
In a delightful conversation yesterday with three German circle colleagues and friends, mostly about sharing stories, I invited their reflection on the essence of circle after their having hosted an online class.
I loved the responses shared by all of them. It was one of them, Michaela, in such thoughtful cadence, that named a version of what circle is beyond method and beyond steps of facilitation.
“Circle is a nest of energetic connection woven by the hearts of people in service to creation.”
That get’s to the heart of it for me. We don’t always language circle as such a thing. But I love it when we do, to invite people to the deeper why.
Sometimes circle is about improving meetings. That’s great. And sometimes — I would suggest always, just with different degrees — circle is about creating such rich and heartfelt nested connection.
With thanks to my German colleagues and friends for their learning offered and inspired.