In this episode, I introduce two principles for growing community that I have learned from my years of starting groups. In this era of prolonged social isolation, it’s revolutionary to still find ways to gather. I invite you to get your hands dirty with me and try. Transcript for this episode available here.
1:21 My parents first showed me how to grow community
2:25 Community is not incidental to our lives – it is our lives.
2:58 We create community in order to learn and address what we need.
3:31 The first principle of growing community
4:23 Frederick Buechner quote
4:44 The second principle for growing community
5:21 Agreements are a net catching us in groups
5:43 Examples of agreements specific to one group’s needs
7:22 Be willing to get messy and learn along the way.
7:55 This week’s homework
Resources: Mark’s Nepo’s website is: https://marknepo.com/. Read about Frederick Buechner at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Buechner. And consider listening again to Episode #4 where I first introduce the idea of agreements in conscious relating: https://www.drjessicatartaro.com/episode-4-saying-whats-true-part-2-making-agreements-for-truth/.
Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia
Music composed and performed by Aimee Mia Kelley
Dr. Jessica Tartaro
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