Last night’s talking circle was beautiful. (With the exception of a few week period, we’ve been consistently having them every Monday for quite a while now).
During it, I had an ‘awakening’. One moment I was listening to a friend talking about work, and all of a sudden it went from an experience of my brain parsing the data of what he was saying to having a deep experience of him as a person, with the words simply being a key “mode of radiation” that was giving me insight into him. It was a few moments of seeing him more deeply than I often do, and was, for me, close to the heart of what these talking circles are about.