What does it take for a community to thrive?
Communicates: We share information, ideas, news, and especially wisdom (life experiences that lead to awareness, frames of reference that serve us).
Quickly: To me this means that we share these energies when they are fresh, alive, and perhaps more meaningful to the community than if we wait. (Quick does not mean rushed. Sometimes sharing needs to ripen.)
Alacrity: Brisk and cheerful readiness! Oooh, how community benefits from that kind of generosity.
Emotion: There’s such richness in how we feel, especially when expressed. Art expresses emotion. Heartistry does, too.
Consider someone sharing something they read, like the above quote. It’s true, the quote alone might get you to consider how well it fits for you and what emotions might arise.
Here, I’ve taken this quote, which did need to ripen for 10 days since I saw it again, and… did you notice? I added my own frame.
Tribes -> Community
Seth Godin wrote this in 2008, 13 years ago. For me in the 2020’s, my hope is the “strong loyalty to a tribe” captured in the mixed energy of the expression tribalism can move towards…
Cultivating an intentional community that serves its members profoundly well… while the benefits of its thriving ecosystem also extends out to every other we-space the members of the community are a part of.