I didn’t see it coming. Maybe I was too busy not listening or even caring to understand anything but what I wanted to hear. I for sure wasn’t going to listen to any voices come from the other side.
Election 2016 reminds me of the work of Jonathan Haidt’s (Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion). Here’s a sketchnote I drew when I first read the book a few years ago.
For more on the trouble with blind passion and power of listening, read The Adventures of Warrior Woman: Too much Passion.
Chris Corrigan blogged and I doodled.
The work of Chris Corrigan and the Art of Hosting apparently share much with my pet projects: Slow Learning, The Hedonist’s Challenge and Liberation Movement. The common threads?
- How we pay attention changes things
- Deep listening (and tasting, and feeling, and seeing, smelling, and touching, and moving) is a practice worth doing just because.
- There’s no higher goal for learning than to learn.
- There’s no other purpose for feeling good other than to feel good.
- When we move freely, we’re already there.
- We’re better together when we can be with ourselves.
- We’re better together.
Sketch notes from last night’s gathering at OISE with celebrity tree climber and esteemed activist Julia Butterfly Hill.
from my sketchbook, visual notes after class
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More about the work of Augusto Boal. More on the work of Naomi Tessler at Branch Out Theatre.