It’s a good day when we’re open spaces for the stories of others. We close this space by hoping people get to conclusions in their stories. Stories are not about conclusions, they’re about the weaving of reality from the fibers and colors and textures of our experience.
I was in a workshop yesterday, doing a little teaching about organizational forms and at one point I was going to tell a story about working in networks. Something came over me and I stopped and said “someone tell me a story about the reality of working in networks.”
Instead of talking, the participants took over, crafting their stories to provide little teachings about the stuff we were learning about. Be open spaces for the stories of others.