Speaking to human beings

July 27, 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

I wish to bring two key ideas to your attention. Actually it is one seminal idea! I’ll introduce the first, about conversation being a dance, in this post and address how it is also part of the second in my next, abw (all being well). These are both integral to the way of socialising, called Conversare, in which the essence is to have gatherings in public places in which all present have the opportunity to have a meal with a stranger. Why would anyone do this? Many people have told me that this is last thing on earth they would want to do!...

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Conversare – an experience of treating anyone we meet with respect

June 29, 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Do we treat people with respect to produce a desired result? Hopefully not! We do this as a way of being in which we recognise the intrinsic value of everyone we encounter. And to keep in mind that whenever we treat someone  well something good happens. When I mention this to people they usually agree, sometimes with a proviso of “Yes, but …” I put it to you that this always happens! See for yourself by doing. <smile> Here are examples of what the 'good' could be:            With acknowledgments to Michael Leunig, much loved and admired Australian cartoonist Can  you see others possibilities in a similar...

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What if there was general awareness of these underpinnings of our way of human becoming on our little planet?

May 24, 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Here are my musings on the underpinnings of the potential of human encountering. What could happen if they were stated explicitly, or even subliminally, in gatherings of diverse kinds ? And became integral to widespread awareness? . Our place in the galaxy Harrell Graham. 1985   . Our perception of earth taken by astronauts who went to the moon  "Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from outside, is available ... a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose." Fred Hoyle, Astronomer. 1948 See: http://www.upworthy.com/some-strange-things-are-happening-to-astronauts-returning-to-earth   . The wellspring of wholesomeness happenings in human life The perfect technology. Michael Leunig   . The foundation of wholesome gatherings...

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A new resource now available

April 27, 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

As readers of this blog likely appreciate there is more to this way of socialising in public places than might appear at first glance. For Conversare gatherings being contexts in which participants engage well with people they may not know have distinct benefits for all concerned. A peruse of posts here will reveal what these are. Among them are to have an interesting and enjoyable experience. How could this not be, given that here is an opportunity to interact with others who are also keen to meet lively and interesting others? And to do this in a situation in which everyone is doing...

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On reducing separation through conversations over a shared meal

March 23, 2014 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Conversare is the name of social gatherings in public places in which all present interact naturally and easily over a meal with someone they may not know. These events are about bringing conversation to life in situations in which whoever comes is welcome and invited to participate. I wonder if you see what a difference this can make to how we connect to each other? And why this matters? What does it mean to bring conversation to life? Among possible answers is that of recognising the value of designing contexts in which conversation happens. Contexts in which the purpose of getting together...

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