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Emergent swarm activity in the mountains

I'm seriously impressed with how the Summer Retreat is unfolding. The Group of Six have created such a fabulous platform as our starting point. The setting is unbelievable, the service great, and the 30-ish community members are co-creating an amazing experience.

So what is contributing to this? So many things...

- The care and attention given to creating a space for our being and doing.
- The gentle structure: opening and closing each day, punctuated by breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Open Space structure fills every day with what we want to give our attention to, and we're not short of ideas and offers.

Right now we have an open space session on blogging and social media. So I invite those present to add their comments about what is contributing to this success....

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Comment by Carin Mussmann on August 21, 2010 at 21:38


Keep on taking time for yourself while working as in the mountains.
Comment by Carin Mussmann on August 21, 2010 at 21:35
Hi Sue, did part of the swarm nicely arrive at home?
Comment by Stephanie von Bidder on August 20, 2010 at 18:30
Here is what I experienced what helps:
The generous attitude of everybody towards anything that emerges. The eagerness to make sure any contribution is recognized and has proper attention.
The possibility to be a bumblebee and get inspiration in different workshops. The wonderful outdoor space to relax, meet or play with the provided toys.
The welcoming atmosphere to mingle, share and enjoy toghether.
Participants with a real good sense of humour!
Comment by Paul Z Jackson on August 20, 2010 at 17:46
The layout of the space is also a wonderful contribution. It is a cluster of buildings and outdoor spaces, in various sizes, with short walks between, all set in the cradle of the surrounding mountains.
Comment by Katalin Hankovszky on August 20, 2010 at 13:44
Thanks, Sue
fascinating Open Space: stronger local structure (where we do meet), without fixed time slots. It helps me to feel more free in my decisions, it's less scheduled, more flow. The visual apperance of the plan supports me in that. It fits prefectly to the idea of retreating. :)

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