Flow of Day 4
Story of Day 4
by Nguyen Thu Trang (Hippo)
Getting up early and walking to the training room to prepare some harvests before breakfast, I found the space filled with beautiful music and people doing mindful dance movements. In another corner of the pagoda complex, another group was meditating. Everyone was enjoying every single minute of the last day together in this training.
After the first three days of arriving, getting to know the materials, preparing threads and weaving our own bags, the last day was all about what we would carry with us back home in the bag. Thus we spent most of the morning in Pro-action Cafe, a process that supports us to move forward with burning projects, using collective wisdom. However, before that, we spent some minutes to start the day with a morning meta harvest, when we were guided to silently express in inner and outer circles what we experienced in the last days: "cooperation", "relationship", “questions”, and so on...
Pro-action Cafe started with a calling question: “What crucial action do you really need to take that you have been delaying / avoiding in your life?”. Twelve brave people brought their ideas and projects forward, and showed that the conversations we had over the last three days about relationships did not only influence our relationships, but also our work projects and our ideas for the future. The process took us through three round of conversations to support the project callers: “What is the quest behind the question?”, “What is missing?” and “What’s the next step?”. In the two conversations I participated about English education for young adults, and helping street vendors to have better bicycles, I was deeply touched by the level of listening, in service of the idea and project. The final harvest after three intense and exciting rounds was about one tiny steps we could take right now, both as callers and supporters.