Preparing for and reflecting on the second
Game Changers Group
We have had our first group together and the second one is approaching fast. I trust you have experimented with the practices and engaged in the self reflection questions from our first group. Now it is time to get into something a little more meaty!.
Module:3 - Group:2
Courage to Care
The theme of our second group is Courage to Care. In the video below (17min approx.) you will find:
An overview of context, why the world is calling us to care and the nature of the complexity we face.
Some research on the importance of embodied intelligence in facing those challenges.
Pointers about how to reconnect with the intelligence of the body.
Courage to Care
Download here the PDF on ‘Wicked Problems’ and ‘Black Swan Events’ referred to in the video above..
in preparation for Courage to Care
Give yourself some time over the coming week to dwell in some of the prompts below, in preparation for our next Group. You may want to go for a walk, sit quietly or meditate on them. As much as possible, allow answers to emerge from your ‘inner knowing’.
What continually breaks your heart?
What causes you to be continually outraged?
Where is life taking you (not where do you want to take your life)?
How can you be faithful to your own gifts?
How can you be faithful to the needs you see around you, within reach?
How can you be true to the points where your gifts intersect with those needs, in some life enhancing way?
How can you be fully alive in and to the world?
What is the legacy that those who have gone before you have left for you, that you want to carry on?
What do you want to be remembered for?
Remember to take your journal to our Group.
DIVE DEEPER RESOURCES (optional)
Presencing Institute - Theory U - Leading from the future as it emerges - A social technology, developed by MIT’s Otto Scharmer, that integrates science, consciousness and social change methodologies.
Cynefin Framework - A short video by Jennifer Garvey Berger, who gives a clear explanation of this framework which can be used to distinguish Complex Problems from other types of problems.
REFLECTIONS QUESTIONS & PROMPTS
after the Group experience of Courage to Care
Please choose some of the following questions and prompts to engage in before the next Group.
What is the relationship between your Current Way of Being and your current thinking/articulation of ‘What is Yours to Do’?
Each day for at least a week practice:
Connecting with the felt sense in your body
Connecting with your feelings
Separating ‘what you see’ from your interpretations of ‘what you see’
Staying with a place of not knowing or uncertainty a little longer before automatically wrestling with it in your mind or jumping into action
What are you learning about what practicing this gives you? How does that build on your insights from the Group?
What does all of this mean for what you need to further develop, in order to create ‘What is Yours to Do’?
Designing a Practice
Please watch this short (6min) video here, by one of the experts who designed the Integral Coaching Framework I’m trained in. She speaks practically about the how to develop capability.The following prompts draw on what is in the video.
Reflect on the many capabilities you currently have and so steadily rely on, that can enable you to create ‘What is Yours to Do’. What do you appreciate most about them?
Connecting to ‘What is yours to do’ and considering the capabilities you currently rely upon: What are one or two new capabilities that you sense will move you towards being able to ‘be’ in the change you want to make, as you develop them?
Picking one of those capabilities, what is a simple, daily practice you can do to start building that new capability?
Experiment with the practice over the next few weeks and observe what happens.