Unity, diversity and choice in a network

I’ve been reflecting on my experience in a session I co-hosted and the connection with philosopher Paul Tillich’s concept of power and love: Power: The drive of everything living to realize itself, with increasing intensity, to achieve one’s purpose and grow. It isn’t “power over” but about achieving “the whole in itself”. Love: The drive […]

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Not Everyone Gets What They Want

“I worked in government for three years, doing third party consultations on the British Columbia Treaty Process.  It was coalface level democracy. I was talking to citizens – some of them with truly odious opinions – about a historic public policy initiative that had the possibility to permanently change their way of life.  They were not […]

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Why Circle is the Core

Two recent experiences I’ve been reflecting on about the power of learning “just a little bit of circle”. One was with a group of community peer ambassadors who will be engaging with families on literacy and wellness. The topic for their evening together was “Leadership and Facilitation” – a BIG topic for a two hour […]

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