This is a teaching that I’ve been using a lot. Each of the circles in this represents what feels like a life-long curriculum to me. And if not life long, they are worth significant time. If it were a post graduate education program, I’d recommend six months on each of these. Each plays off of the other.
When I use this framework I start with Presence. Why? Before we can do anything, we have to be able to show up. Be with others. Be with ourselves. Listen for the unspoken. Look for the unseen. Begin to recognize patterns or create patterns. We have to begin to be able to see together patterns that no one individual can see by themselves. From there, there is much to putting our presence into practice. How we show up and contribute to conversations. How we invite others to join us. How we co-create useful and helpful information and practice with each other.
There are skills needed at each point along the way.