Flow of Day 1
Story of Day 1
Conversations will be the thread that connects us together.
On the bus
My third Art of Hosting training and first day on the bus with other participants. There were quite a lot of new faces coming to the training this year. I knew a few people but not all. I wasn’t expecting anything much. But I was sure that I wasn’t ready to be too vulnerable. We usually use the word “TYPICAL” . A typical me - a too vulnerable one. I’m not ready to show that side of me to others.
But who should I be? How not to be me? How would people see me at the end of the training? I might end up sticking with people who know me by heart rather than opening my circle and letting new people in. Just to be safe! I’ve never been scared of being myself like now. That thought follow me all the way on the bus. And I was sitting by myself just to prepare myself to not be myself.
I was assured a little when I saw familiar faces in the hosting team welcomed us at the entrance. I felt more at home than ever. We then quickly moved to the training room for the opening circle. Narayan started out with the story that led him to join AOH and about the calling question this year which was also being discussed on the other side of the world, where the culture is totally different from here. But somehow we were holding the same question. What would be shared on the other side? I’m curious. Turns out, we were not so different. We expressed ourselves in many various ways, but it actually came from a same source.