Session Title: letting go of OST
Convenor: michael herman
Participants: chris corrigan, laurel doersam, viv mcwaters, lisa heft, j. judy robertson, peggy
holman, francesca wright, jeff aitken
- open space as practice in letting go, doing one less thing, including letting go of letting go.
- letting go brings us back to essence of open space, the four principes… which aren’t rules, but just ARE
- but letting go in favor of what? even the fish that escapes the ocean is IN the air, on the ground, in the pan…
- letting go is not a problem to solve, is a daily practice, a remembering and noticing the possibility that people can do… can take responsibility for their passions, can find answers to the question…
- facilitation in general and opening space specifically is practice of moving into, leading into, inviting others to join them in this space of possibility, this space that is WE… and in which i/me just can’t know it all…
- then it’s all i and we and the dance, showing up “whole and complete and myself,” or did she say “holy, complete in myself”???
- letting go of ost as re-entry, after the event, the demands of body, the return of awareness from the bigger body of WE to the smaller body of ME, the pain of compression, of personal needs deferred or delayed, the realities of limits, the rollercoaster of fabulous and failure, as in we did fabulous work, therefore I am fabulous, and still I am not WE so I can’t take credit and perhaps could have done better
- can go into open space, lead into open space and not totally lose ME, but harder to come back from it and not lose sense of the WE of it all… depending on the space, it’s hard to come back, hard to let go of the WE that is open space
- open space as letting go of ME, yes, but also letting go of WE and being willing to keep dancing between the two until…