Sharing and building Solution Focused practice in organisations
Savouring my recollections of the SOL Summer Retreat, one of the phrases that lingers in my mind is Paul Z's: "I could live like this". "Me too!", I thought, "yet, the retreat will be over soon." It was Friday afternoon, returning from the hot springs with Remo at the wheel of the mini bus. On Saturday, my dear friend and colleague Liselotte and I were talking and driving for hours non stop, and we sort of promised ourselves to live and work like this. The question is of course: what is "this" and how can we have more of it? My answer is to pretend that I am on a retreat all the time and see everybody as a co-retreater. Therefore: taking care of the well being of others, sharing what I have, looking for what others can share, enjoy what emerges, live without judgement or competition but accept and stimulate the other's thinking, discovering the beauty of a pause, not doing, not worrying but trusting that everybody is in for a good and relevant time together, to devote our time to happiness instead of sadness. In short: to be happy dogs as much as we can and to rely on others to be our happy dogs whenever we are in need of them.
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