Curating for Needs
This week we interviewed friends who shared stories about partnership and community. One surprise was how they struggled connecting when they felt it should have been easy. Cohesion escaped them no matter how hard they tried. Stepping back created space and opportunity to see differently and build stronger relationships to move forward. They missed each other's needs.
In another story, inviting people into a space helped them discover who they are and the needs within the group. They were humanized by the invitation and went from surface to soul. They shifted from formal greetings to real conversations. Understanding and addressing their needs created space and opportunity for people to relax, connect and truly share themselves.
We launched our monthly journeys last week. This journey guided us in gathering people together for a common purpose, one that’s harvested. We refer to it as “curating.” Curating the purpose together becomes a magnet to hold space together.
Understanding the purpose supports you in the foundation to curate for needs. We curate for needs to manifest the purpose. Awareness of needs in the design of the space gives the people gathered a sense of care. To be “in care of” supports not only contribution, but also outcomes.
Our next journey will explore how you curate for needs. People have many needs and not always the same needs when they gather. Learn to discover, explore and help the people gathered accommodate each other’s needs. This journey helps you sense those needs, design a space to support, and find ways to serve each other.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, July 22 on this journey for Holding Space with Empathy and Mobility where we will be “Curating for Needs”.
Journeying in Mobility,
Mark and April