Collaboration in Creation
To make the container of relationship or group dynamic work we respect one another regardless of our differences of opinion or belief. When someone is talking we really listen—and we generally listen more than we talk. We make statements as clearly as we can, and try for additional clarification when it’s clear we’re not getting ourselves across. We say “Yes” to taking the leap of being vulnerable, and to being truly present to the best of our ability. A steady attention to our own humility and patience comes in handy throughout.
A Living Collaboration
Such an openhearted dynamic is a living collaboration in which what’s said and felt by each participant tends to bring up powerful resonance for all. We find commonality in the mutual expression of being. We expand our awareness as we find where others are reflected in us, and find where we are reflected in them.
This space we collaborate to create is exponentially bigger than any of us alone could experience. It’s not likely to be quite what any of us imagines it will be; it’s always far more.
Art and Practice
Don Freas is an artist, writer, and poet in Olympia, Washington.