"Be water, my friend. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Be formless, shapeless, like water," Bruce Lee once reflected.
In designing our personal lives or our social interactions, it can often help to ask: what would water do? What does it mean to have a fluid mind? What structures and patterns facilitate flow?
Thales of Miletus, an ancient Greek philosopher, believed that water was the essence of all matter. While, from the perch of our extraordinary scientific knowledge, we smile at this, it’s likely that ancient man’s actual experience of life was closer than ours is to the mysterious fact of our existence.
Using water as a lens, this pod proposes to attempt a journey back toward a living sense of connection with the manifold reality of life, one often missing in the digital trance of contemporary life. Every day will feature an in-depth interview from works & conversations magazine, alongside other reflective material; in addition, we'll invite a daily "hands" activity, and heart reflections.
We invite you to co-create this journey back to our elemental roots.
||Feb 27th: Orientation Call
We'll start with a virtual orientation call to connect all participants and volunteers and to take you through the process of daily prompts and other immersion details.
Time: 90 minutes (Feb 27th, 2021, 8:00AM PST)
||Feb 28- March 5: Diving Deeper!
For these 5 days, you'll get a daily prompt with a "head" reading and a "hands" practice, and a "heart" reflection. As you submit your responses, you'll also get to read other participant responses.
Time: 1-3 hours per day. It's self-regulated, depending on how deep you want to dive. :)
||March 6++ Interactions
Over the weekend, we have a closing call, and depending on the synergy of the group, perhaps some other way to engage with emergence! Our closing call with feature a guest speaker, examples of applied water-thinking and more!
Time: 2 hours (March 6th, 2020, 8:00AM PST)
To join, simply fill out the form below. As the circle host approves your application, you will receive a welcome email with your login information and next steps.