You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.
From The Prophet on Giving, Khalil Gibran
We practice, in the Essential Experience Workshop, delivering what we call … Continue Reading ››
JoAnne and I (along with JoAnne’s sister, Mary Lou) spent four days last week at the Democratic National Convention. None of us were delegates; we were volunteers, helping to host the visitors to our city. JoAnne and Mary Lou agreed to lead the team of volunteers responsible for supporting guests and participants with disabilities. I … Continue Reading ››
Most every Sunday at the workshop, I find myself talking to the Team about finishing. The immediate challenge, of course, is for us to “finish” the workshop. This doesn’t mean just being present when it ends. That, of course, is inevitable. The idea is for us to complete our work.
I acknowledge that I am speaking … Continue Reading ››
I often have the experience with clients, or participants in the workshop, that they “already know” pretty much anything relevant to a situation they are struggling with. “I’ve looked at this from every angle,” they tell me. They can even demonstrate their knowledge, raising every consideration for why they should or shouldn’t leave their marriage, … Continue Reading ››