[OSList] What is y/our biggest vision for OST ?
birgitt at dalarinternational.com
Thu Mar 1 11:09:10 PST 2018
Thank you for your invitation to imagine. Just yesterday I wrote a blog
about the benefits from the power of imagination...and using meetings as a
catalyst to soar. Within participative meetings, especially when the space
is genuinely open, we benefit from the power of imagination. Imagination
fuels creativity. By nature, all people have (are) creative and creating
In the blog post, I speak about the importance of well done planning for
the participatory meeting. No matter what kind of participatory meeting
method is used, space gets opened for imagination and creative spirit. I
think of open space as sacred space, and what is referred to as 'opening
space' invites the use of imagination to remember that spirit is all that
For over 25 years I have been a purist when it comes to facilitating the
Open Space Technology meeting as the way of doing so as taught by Harrison
opens space in the best ways for people to access their awareness of their
connection with their creative spirit, benefiting from the power of
imagination to do so. I think that we have evolved beyond discussions of
Open Space Technology as it is just fine as it is.
We seem to discuss opening space and it is valuable not to confuse that
with OST, which is simply one form, albeit a great one, of opening space. I
have interest in a WOSONOS that recognizes this distinction and opens
itself to people who are interested in the space that is opened via any
participatory meeting or any other means.
Blessings to all,
On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 12:13 PM Skye Hirst via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:
> I just found this poem, I think I wrote it, not sure, but sounds
> Come into opening the circle of Living processes
> Where life appears mysterious and wonderful
> Where "can'ts" do find "how-tos."
> Where the diversity of us together
> Is far more than the sum of the parts.
> And it is something to do with us being embodied living beings - to-gather
> Thank you so for your thoughtful inviting.....oh heck, opening the space
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:33 AM, Marai Kiele via OSList <
> oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> Are you interested in fresh thinking regarding OST?
>> Are you interested in making it better?
>> I recently participated in the WOSonOS planning meeting and ever since
>> I’ve been wondering:
>> What could make me eager to go to Iceland?
>> Right now, I am not eager. Yet.
>> I have already been to three WOSonOS (2003 in Svenmark, 2005 in Canada,
>> 2010 in Berlin) and several OSonOS.
>> I don’t need another OST just to share some practices, experiences,
>> Just to see old friends (while I love meeting old friends!). Just to make
>> new friends (while I love making new friends!).
>> But none of this evokes the desire to go to Iceland for WOSonOS from me.
>> How about you?
>> So I’ve been contemplating:
>> What would I need to happen there, so that I create the money and time to
>> What would need to have evolved, so that afterwards I will celebrate
>> having been there?
>> Today I listened to a podcast by Seth Godin, who I appreciate for his
>> honest and brilliant approach to marketing.
>> Regarding the grandest possible vision for OST I invite you to listen to
>> 1 minute:
>> Stopp what is playing automatically
>> Scroll down to the episodes and start „The Grand Opening"
>> Listen to 10:57 - 11:58
>> Please take 1,5 minutes, listen first, than continue reading. Thank you.
>> So referring to what he shared and applying it to OST:
>> Can OST actually be made better?
>> I know there is a strong perspective of every change = making it worse.
>> I once thought that way. Not anymore.
>> What if there actually were many things to make it better?
>> Be it in the format, the marketing, how it is integrated into business…
>> So that we relax and trust that… slowly and naturally… some day soon…
>> everyone is going to know about it?
>> And what could this year's WOSonOS have to do with it?
>> Just wondering…
>> Any thoughts, feelings, further questions?
>> PS - some of you may remember me:
>> I am located in Germany, back on this list after many years of absence. I
>> was pretty active in this community starting in 2003… Left several years
>> One: I wasn’t learning as intensely as before and had a sense that the
>> space for fresh thinking was closing.
>> Two: Other topics captured my passion, including the Genuine Contact
>> approach - which integrates OST and made it better ;-) - so I believe...
>> With curiosity to explore together,
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