What we're about
This group is for those who want to reclaim conversation. It's an opportunity to get away from the screen for a couple of hours and to listen and share face to face. It's an opportunity to connect in a meaningful way, to practise the fine and dying art of reading and understanding social cues that come from from our body language, facial expression and tone of voice...
One of the things I love most is to engage in the critical thinking process. Not to just maintain a position for the sake of being right or 'winning', but to truly listen, to hear, to process and give serious thought to said position. Anyone can say yes or no to a position, but when asked 'why' that's where things get interesting. Why do we believe and do the things we do. Should we? Do we have the courage to change or maintain our position in light of new information? For that matter is doing so courage, fear or something else?
TeaTalk is an amazing tool for engaging. For peeling away the layers and getting to the nitty gritty - the true substance. I can't quite put into words the experience of watching and hearing 10 people share 10 completely different takes on the same quote. It really speaks volumes about how our natural disposition, coupled with the environment we were nurtured in and our lived experiences, influence and determine how and what we hear.
What is equally amazing are pople who will start off in one position and make a shift just based on what was shared by others at their table. Sometimes they don't go to the opposite position but they are left questioning, and that questioning can be a powerful thing. That questioning acts as an agitator to acquire knowledge about self and other. It's a quest for our truths.
I hope you will join me on the journey. The journey of living the examined life
And oh yea, the teas, are an absolutely delicious conduit. Come see for yourself. TeaTalk is more than tea...come share the experience.