What have we learned about Beloved Community? How do we write the New Story? Lauren will examine the Culture Trance which keeps the myth of the Lone Ranger alive and well, inhibits the expression of feelings and of Beloved Community, and drives the social isolation so common today. Most of the themes addressed in the teleconference are here: Rates of violence and intimate violence are high. Dominance and lack of equality are alive and well in gender roles. Widening economic gaps spell injustice, while a tremendous materialistic thrust is marketed to “define” what we “should” value and be. Did you know? Americans have fewer than half as many close friends than 50 years ago.
So, how do we write the New Story – individually and collectively? How do we co-create the New Culture, where we can reclaim our right – and nature – to be social again? It is so good to be in a social situation where you can be vulnerable, allow people to see you, and allow others to give you feedback. In such an environment you can acknowledge your feelings. And you feel the need—and invitation — to belong. What a relief. The CirclesWork culture makes it safe to find your voice and tell your story. It’s a place to build good relationships, with others and with yourself. Benefits are mutual, and exponential. The MO of circles is: Becoming your best self while helping others become theirs. Join Lauren to dialogue next steps to grow Beloved Community and create the world our hearts long for.