If you don't have time to read this paragraph, you're not alone. As leaders and change makers in our organizations and communities, we are a busy bunch. There is so much to do when we are fighting the good fight: new initiatives to start, inboxes to empty, boards to join, hands to hold things to learn, and half-marathons to run.
And we like being busy.
We equate success with doing lots. We derive our sense of meaning from being driven and productive. Yet we also know that the culture of busyness is taking its toll on us as a society. The incidence of burnout is more common as is the incidence of community disengagement and political non-participation.
In many ways the ambitious, overachieving society that's at the root of our current unsustainable human culture is reproduced by ambitious overachievers working so hard to undo it! As leaders fighting for a more sane future, what can our relationship to busyness in our own lives teach us about ourselves, and what can busyness teach us about how we connect with others? Can we produce a different pattern of being in the world *and* make a positive impact?
Join Deep Democracy Facilitator, Sera Thompson, and the Springtide Collective, for the first in a series of uncomfortable conversations where we will explore issues about, around and affecting civic participation and community harmony. The conversations will be held using the Deep Democracy method - a unique and challenging way of being in conversation, that offers a new way of exploring our differences, creative tensions, and understanding opportunities for our own growth as leaders and communities.
Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre, North End Community Health Centre
2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Cost: PWYC (suggested donation $10)
2103 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS B3K 3B2
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