New Stories, New Possibilities

I loved so much about the call that I participated in yesterday. With NewStories. With Bob Stilger. With Z. And Ally. And the 25 others that gathered.

We were celebrating Bob, who just turned 75. We were witnessing NewStories in a next chapter. We were listening to an invitation to do deep and meaningful community work.

This gathering included check-in on what we celebrate. For me, I named that I’m celebrating old friends. That includes Bob. Our early Berkana days go back 30 years now. I notice I’m enjoying extra these 30 year friendships and colleagueships. We’ve supported a lot together. And followed some mystery. And found a few next steps.

Bob offered an appreciation yesterday, a belief from the Shinto ways of being — “Everything has life. People. Things. Stones. Foods. Everything. We live in a web of life.”

Yah, that one sings to me. Because it is part of what has connected us over these three decades. A love of learning. Of living. Of leadership that comes from such perspective.

Bob, Z, and Ally shared some of their deepest work — connecting values to principles to actions. To create the deeper ecologies for learning and for living with life.

What a treat. Helps me remember important layers. Stories. Possibilities.

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