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Joined for the first time, had a lovely time.
I’d been intrigued by Street Wisdom since first hearing about it through my membership of the RSA. It seemed to combine two of the things I like doing a lot; walking while musing over things. So I did one after a year of putting it off and did one organised by the RSA. It came at the right time because I had a question I was turning over and over. I enjoyed it enormously. It liberated me from my prevailing patterns of thought and made me more attuned to the people and things around me. Did I get an answer to my question? Not quite but I did get alternatives and different perspectives by listening to others. Perhaps the question wasn’t the right one to be asking. I also found the prompt helpful and pertinent on the day and subsequently. I keep using it to remind myself to stop falling into a pattern of thinking that isn’t helpful. Very enjoyable and satisfying.
Third time for me, and though I did have a question about my own needs, what came through was more how we can help fulfil the needs of others. Hearing and listening, sharing and caring stood out for me. Thank you to a lovely group of people and of course our Leader, Jacquie, who made it a superb afternoon!
Recomiendo totalmente la experiencia, de meditación, reflexión individual, etc.. . que nos invita a detenernos un momento, apartarnos de las prisas del día a día y salir de las rutinas, para poner las ideas en orden, llegando a una mayor claridad mental. Tuve la suerte de tener a Chris como street leader
A beautiful day in Sheffield City Centre and expert leadership helped me to enjoy my first Street Wisdom event; listening out for the sound of bells and water, becoming fascinated by patterns in buildings and pavements, enjoying the flowers deliberately and accidentally planted, and taking time to reflect and sit in silence all left me nourished. Thankyou
Amazing, insightful session which even prompted me to blog about it.
A wonder full group gathered at The House of St Barnabas to experience Street Wisdom. It was a pleasure to facilitate for such a wise and curious group, and welcoming then in the gorgeous House of St Barnabas chapel in Soho Square made the event all the more magical.Here is a lovely poem that sums up the event perfectlyhttps://youtu.be/Xy-78nhlIPM
I was asked to co-facilitate a Street Wisdom event in York so that we could accept a larger group of people, working alongside an experienced leader. I'd prepared in advance - I work as a coach-facilitator and Jez was putting the event on for Coaching York, so I was reasonably confident - and the open source, facilitator's Street Wisdom notes were crystal clear. I also downloaded the audio guide from this site so that I could experience it for myself beforehand. The event was magical. We met on the steps of York Minster and the weather was perfect. Everyone seemed to embrace the whole thing and the 'tell' session at the end was moving - more than one of us was in tears. Not everyone had shared their quest but it but they all learnt from the experience in ways which surprised them. For days afterwards I was telling people about it and I'm now going to run an event myself. Yeah, of course, I want to be a wizard!
This was my first Street Wisdom event and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Fay, our kind and insightful facilitator, our small group connected quickly and engaged in the exercises. I gained new perspective on Leicester Square, with the unexpected bonus of Buddha's birthday celebrations beside us! I look forward to another event.
Second time I've done Street Wisdom. I loved this one even more than the first. The host, Philip, was a total gent - extremely kind, friendly, and encouraging. We were a small but perfectly formed little group. I had a very strong, positive experience. I took the question: 'How can I get more involved in my local community?'. The answer came in how I went about finding it....I took my courage and spent a lot of the time approaching strangers to ask them what they thought. I realised that this is how I can get more involved in my local community: by speaking to more people. Bingo!