A Shared Story
Have a look at this lovely artwork by Bev Doolittle. What do you notice?
Spend a few more moments taking it in, and observe what your mind does. The longer you scan, the more you'll see, and once you've seen, it's hard to unsee.
Can you feel your mind's obsession? It's automatic, hardwired, foundational.
Every problem is a people problem, every space is a people-space. Beware my temptation to construct an illusory simpler world that operates by forms, templates, emails, rules, lesson plans, the bizarre fictions called 'outcomes', timetables, compliance, deadlines and data.
At the heart of everything: a shared narrative.
Not a prediction. Not a linear extension of past data; some vain attempt to tame the future via induction.
A shared vision for the future.
A community with a shared narrative is unstoppable. When our narrative minds are resonating, control is not required.
I don't know how this one ends, but isn't the sound of it sweet?