I am working on a list of things (because I don’t have enough to keep me occupied, CLEARLY) that I think about community. But if you’ve spent much time with me processing through ideas, you know that i can think myself in circles often and especially when I think alone. So I force myself into community and to process those thoughts with people, because somewhere, I know that’s what I need.
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Thus this post.
What makes community?
Why do we feel an insatiable pull toward being deeply known and still loved by others?
What holds us back from fully investing?
What does it look like to fail at doing/being community?
What are the really difficult, almost impossible points where we want to walk away?
When we “Succeed” at doing/being community, what does that look like?
How much do we explain of ourselves in the beginning (so they understand our freak-outs) and how much do we let them find out with time?
Are there formulas? Should there be?
Collecting thoughts (full-bodied or fragmented), insights, stories, more questions. And will continue to come back to these questions over the next several months, so… well… just know that this is beginning a conversation.
Share your stories, thoughts and insights and questions and whatevers… and if they’re too much to put on here, then send them to me or let’s make a coffee date or a skype date or whatever. i really, really wanna know what other people (and you, in particular) think about it.