The room assignment was a challenge as expected. Of course, there could be some little misunderstandings that could arise and need some immediate resolution for the good of everyone concerned. But still, some troubles still persisted which can’t be helped either. It is merely the nature of the beast. I guess the reflection part should have come earlier on and could have come real handy.
I am my own mirror but do I really know what I did reflect the outside. Getting to know one another is also about baring oneself out and even to the point of feeling uncertain and vulnerable. I believe no one really likes this feeling, but I also believe that it is necessary to be able to recognise your own self. We do wear a mask in our everyday lives. We sometimes take for granted some subtle signs. We go by with our daily lives like robots and hardly finding a way some time for our self. We do complain about the mechanics of everyday living. Something that we don’t have a real control even if we wanted to.
We started with the “Star Power”, a money game. There, we have learned to be a star in our own right. We communicated, bartered, even given empty promises just to reach the stardom. I found my allies and also my foe in the game. For the other, it was extraordinarily lifelike, a matter of life and death while for the others, they did indeed think what this star power would give them. Would it give them friends? Would they be contented? The answers only lie on each one, depending on how they perceive things. But the bottom line is, money is just money. Whatever value we give to it is all just relative.
Discovering the rainbow world was definitely an experience. That is about self-reflection, meditation and just looking deeper inside yourself. It is also about letting go of whatever blockage hinders one in finding its own way. It’s about creating one’s own rainbow-coloured world and not just red, yellow or blue. We do have the tendency to cling to all these familiarities.
It’s also about coaching, guiding [the] other to find oneself and just by listening. By committing to oneself to change the course of the way and looking at another perspective. So many things are in store for us. We do learn from our own mistakes. We do learn from dealing with others, and sometimes we indeed should have the courage to face the challenges and to confront our fears. We walk alone occasionally and with the other at some points. We meet at the crossroads, and we do walk together in two, bound by a thin invisible thread. We identify ourselves with so many mundane things that we don’t really have a hold. We do walk in the night through the dense forest guided by the light and halfway to it with just the view that was given to us.
(read on, part 4…)Training course in the Czech Republic, 23.7.-1.8.2010