How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
It was mentioned to me by an attendee at a meeting on business co-operatives. We were both interested in using the co-operatives as a means to facilitate community change and improvement.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
Looking at it I consider myself an untrained but necessarily an experienced practitioner. I come from a disadvantaged group but have managed my path fairly successfully in the 'privileged world sector' without having to compromise principles and authenticity because of early teaching (at home; in the community etc) of how to host others. I dare say that it is unconsciously practised and yet overtly known when persons from sharply disparate power relationships interact and there is to be a path away from conflict or antagonism or subjugation.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
My hosting work would be action focused. It is around self-awareness and education at the community level about developing a methodology and behaviours to promote community good without having to deny individual rights but also ensuring that individualism does not chaotically and discordantly destroy community and lose us the benefits that community brings. One plus one in community can do much more than 2 acting separately.
Where do you live/work?
I am retired as a science educator and my work is living and making my presence a positive in Bermuda.
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
To acclaim the survivors of disastrous human interactions ie man's inhumanity to man.
To value and acclaim those periods of improvement and enlightenment in social interactions in settings around the world.
To share knowledge about the organizations and behaviours that allowed the survival and the improvement periods acclaimed and to move to make these periods sustainable and the norm. It would be a re-setting of worldviews in society to universal fraternalism and away from the fcus on defining who is the other - - - by gender; by race; by sexual orientation etc when these are all socially constructed and so can be socially removed.
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How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for the full details. Have a nice day Thanks God bless.
Hello, Michael, and welcome to the Art of Hosting community! Glad to see you here. Your profile information is a real call to connect... Post a photo when you can so we can really "see" you here. Then join in with all the conversations. You'll find plenty of resources here, too, to help you deepen your practice. And the more you add to your profile, the more the community can learn from you and share with you. We hope you will find value in exchanging in this virtual community! And I hope to connect with your personally at some point.