Archive for December, 2008

global co-sensing in the making

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

a week ago we launched the Presencing Institute Community, a global social network on presencing practice. within about a week we have 430 people signing up from all over the place. really cool. the site has a Global U map where u can see from what places people are joining the community. watching that map becoming more and more populated and watching this global community to come into being over the past few days has been an interesting process: it is as if a new web of human connection and heightened awareness is being born globally. NOW. being a part of this opening is a really interesting process. it will be a key area of prototyping this year to further evolve this community into a global community of co-sensing and co-creating a new world. we need entirely new connections across institutional and sector boundaries. maybe this platform can be one of these new vehicles that we will need to meet the challenges that are ahead of us in 2009 and the next ten or so years.

here is how u join that place

–otto

breaking the ice between me and myself

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | Uncategorized | 7 Comments

in a reflection paper one of my korean MIT students described her experience of a reflective practice in class like this: “it felt like breaking the ice between me and myself.” i read that line and thought: what a great way to describe this deeper experience: breaking the ice between me and myself. isn’t that also whats happening in our collective global crisis right now? something is breaking up. but we haven’t quite learned yet to walk collectively through that newly opened space from “me” to “myself”…. have we?