In June, I attended a workshop with Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi of the Presencing Institute at the Omega Institute. I had studied there with Otto in 2006 when he was with his colleagues and co-authors of Presencing (Peter Senge, Sue Flowers and Joseph Jaworski). His recent reports from the World Economic Forum intrigued me and I looked forward to learning about ways in which real world practice was advancing his theory.
Tim Merry has been blogging about that decision moment when we decide to respond to an invitation to bring ‘fringe’ practices and concepts into mainstream systems that we once identified as ‘the problem’ or as the metaphor for what is wrong with this world.
His blog makes me wonder about the risk in this decision and what it takes to remain a steward of life in large systems that are elegantly designed to colonized life.
Allen Frimpong and I did a training last night for about 14 people working in social change, disability movement, harm reduction, art and faith communities.
The group studied the Cynefin Framework and then discussed what it takes to stay in inquiry rather than depending on what we already know.
The harvest from that conversation centered the importance of personal resolve and healthy relationships as a foundation for staying with ‘not knowing’ until emergence can happen.
is about getting unstuck and trying something new with you.