I was hanging out with my mates and fellows from the Art of Hosting yesterday here on Bowen Island. Any time I get to spend with these guys changes the way I see things.
Yesterday Toke Moeller was describing a game he has developed called Flowgame, which is a way of asking questions and hosting conversations to sustain flow on these questions. In passing he mentioned that in order to play, you have to have a real question, and he described a real question as a question where you have something at stake.
That’s a wicked definition if you think about it. It gets away from questions that are just academic, or that are leading questions, or closed questions and it invites questions which, by their very asking, change everything.
THAT is the practice of invitation.