Over the years, many of us have attended hundreds of meetings. Often, when we go into a meeting we don’t know what we are going to speak about; or even if we are going to speak at all. Nothing seems to be particularly pressing in our life. Yet quite often, while we are sitting in the meeting, we hear something which we can identify with. Before we know it, our hand is up and we are sharing with the group. Sometimes we hear something which doesn’t really strike home during the meeting itself. Then, after the meeting, while we’re chatting with another member of the group, an issue comes to the surface and we begin to share. Sometimes, a few days pass before we realize that something within us had been touched at the meeting.
Over time we discover we prefer certain meetings over others. Step vs topic, large vs small, day vs evening; circle vs rows, to each his or her own. And for that rare moment when a meeting has little or no appeal, just move on to another one.
Personal Reflection: What did I learn at my last meeting?