updated by Joshua Glass | 04 April 2020
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it." David W. Orr
If you are receiving this invitation it’s because you are well-trusted by whomever is sending this to you! Over the past couple years we – Joshua and Bea – have met brilliant, creative, fun and lovely people like you (and like us), who are looking for a way of living in which our work is meaningful, our minds mature and aware, and we remain playful, trying not to take the game of life too-too seriously. We see ourselves as creatures who are looking for something that is a little bit more than the ordinary; something that gives us purpose and connection, and doing work that feels genuinely valuable. Oh, well!! We have now decided to try and round up all of these fantastic people to see if together we can create a small intentional community of work, play, and care.
Take a few seconds to catch up on the main points of our first meeting: Welcoming Meeting | March
At this moment we ask you for one small commitment for the sake of exploring this idea beyond the text and getting down into the concrete:
Should you feel as excited as we are now after this April meeting, this is what the rest of the plan (and commitment from you) looks like:
We had originally planned to meet every time in-person. Because of Coronavirus restrictions, we have decided to continue our meetings using virtual means of connection! Luckily, our external facilitator Ria is a pro and has experience in hosting lovely, warm, productive groups online.
In this 8-month experimental journey we will get to know each-other more intimately, and join forces in bringing our dreams and aspirations into something we can touch, lick and share! Together we will reflect on our desires, needs and boundaries and consider how we can actually support each-other in our daily lives (as friends, colleagues, partners, etc). This is not only a journey for us as a group, but also an invitation to reflect on our individual selfs and our paths. Hopefully with this Congregation and with our smaller Crews our lives will become more vital, richer, clearer, more energetic, purposeful and directed.
We are so looking forward to see what this process will bring us!
We hope that this invitation sparkles joy and curiosity in you!