Flow of Day 3
Story of Day 3
by Brendan Becker (Participant)
“Breaking the surface
sunlight greets lotus seedlings
finding ways to bloom”
Day 3 started waking to the morning light leaping through the windows. I began the day with stretching out my body and meditation followed. I don’t eat breakfast so I decided to find a place to just rest as I injured my big toe a day before. At 9am, we all gathered in the main hall for framing + morning meta harvest/check in. We spoke about what the day would include and the meta-harvest team improvised a dance to act out things that we did and memorable occurrences of the past day.After this activity we moved into the teaching on “Powerful Questions”.
“Powerful Questions” is a teaching on how to develop/ share/ explore meaningful questions that are alive in us. This acted as a primer for the “Open Space” conversations that would happen later on in the morning. We were invited to create our own list of questions. I used this time to just free write whatever questions surfaced in my mind. After compiling our questions, we were asked to share one question with a partner and have then create a question that questions the question in a sense. Then we moved into the teaching on Open Space.
“Open Space” is a practice that allows participates to host questions that are important to them or that are alive in them with others. This is not the first time I’ve been introduced to “Open Space” so I was excited to experience it again. The host team did a really great job explaining all the roles that people can hold and principles of the practice.