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Deflecting a current

Inspiring action in a time of despair. Our work and the work of every person who loves this world—this one—is to make one small deflection in complacency, a small obstruction to profits, a blockage to business-as-usual, then another, and another, … Continue reading

27. August 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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What you learn looking down on it all

Chris Hadfield, Canada’s greatest guitar slinging astronaut, has this to say: “… I was up (on the space station) for five months and it really gave time to think and time to look at the world, actually to steal 90 … Continue reading

12. August 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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How the old patterns die

I can always rely on John O’Donohue: Once you start to awaken, no one can ever claim you again for the old patterns. Now you realise how precious your time here is. You are no longer willing to squander your … Continue reading

29. April 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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Being hosted by the land

  Yesterday in our five day residential we invited the participants out on the land for a solo retreat.  Bowen Island, where I live, is an incredible place.  To get here, you have to take a boat across the Queen … Continue reading

07. November 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Being, Bowen, Practice | 1 comment

Staying on the road

Halfway through our five day residency with leaders from the community sector and the Ministry for Children and Families here in BC.  Times like this, at middle of a five day retreat, we turn our thoughts to what comes next … Continue reading

06. November 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Being, Leadership, Learning, Poetry, Practice | Comments Off

Just doing it

    I’m coming back from Hahopa with simplicity ringing in my ears.  I think the mantra is “put something in your hands.” At Hahopa we cooked together, wove cedar together, trained with swords together, played lahal and sang songs. … Continue reading

21. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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What if we can never leave?

There are conversations I don’t want to have and there are conversations I show up in and where I don’t like how I show up there. How to change these? We are always inside the conversations we don’t want to … Continue reading

15. June 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Being, Conversation, Facilitation, Uncategorized | 6 comments

A good time to do right.

Martin Luther King Jr., writing from teh Birmingham City jail in April of 1963, mused a little on time: I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of … Continue reading

11. June 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Being, Community, Flow | 3 comments

Bombs and killing and the responsibility or terror.

I hate bombs. In my 45 years I have had six friends and colleagues killed by bombs both on the Air India bombing in 1985 and in the London bombings in 2005.  As a 10 year old kid living in … Continue reading

17. April 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Random lessons from learning conversations

Today was a day of hosting on webinars, with a group looking at the emerging edges of the non-profit sector in BC and with a group od UNited Church ministers and lay leaders who are hosting transformation and learning together … Continue reading

15. March 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Being, Collaboration, Community, Learning | 1 comment

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