Climate Cafe: a Compassionate Sharing Circle
This conversation circle will be thoughtfully led by Greg Smith, a member of the West Marin Climate Action Committee.
PEOPLE CONNECTING TO PEOPLE, A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT
This is a drop-in sharing circle for people who are feeling distress about the climate crisis and its impact at the global, local, or personal level. It will be an opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings in a small circle of compassionate listeners. This sharing circle will be safe, non-judgmental, advice and agenda free, a compassionate space to speak about your feelings, fears, or uncertainties.
Many people are feeling disturbed, overwhelmed, or even anxious about what is currently happening with Climate Change, as well as what the future holds. Sharing these concerns and feelings with others can help manage those feelings, and possibly be a foundation for taking action. Climate Cafe believes that compassion is a life-affirming, reparative response to the situation. We will be building our capacity for compassionate listening, both to the words as well as to the substance beneath the words.
You may want to attend this group if:
— you feel alone in your concerns and would like a place to talk about it with others
—you feel distressed by recent events linked to Climate Change
— you are feeling grief, despair or helplessness about the future of the planet or future generations
---you would like a setting where you can feel compassion for others and the world
---you want to be part of a community that is addressing Climate Change
What we will do: This sharing circle emphasizes the listening part as much as the speaking part - listening to others, and the world, with a compassionate spirit. There will be guided visualizations to activate sharing, then breaking out into small groups of four for the personal sharing. Time at the end for sharing in the large group. There will be no specific topics or lectures. It will only and simply be a place to share your feelings and to be listened to with care.
ALL ARE WELCOME, REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE, GENDER, ORIENTATIONS, IMMIGRATION STATUS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, OR CARBON FOOTPRINT
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