The Worldview Cafe is a monthly online meeting space in which you’re invited to explore your views and values, and inquire into the story that guides your life. We’ll use simple but powerful methods that support you to have rich conversations with people you’ve just met, about topics that matter to you.
The cafe is free and open to all, but you do need to register beforehand.
Theme (and prep, if you wish)
The theme we’ll be exploring this month is our relationship with nature. How is your relationship with nature? How do you think about nature? How do you feel connected, or not, to nature? What role does nature play in your life? What role did nature play in your childhood? If you want to ‘warm up’ your contemplation on your relationship with nature you may enjoy the following resources:
The new documentary Kiss the ground offers a hopeful perspective on how humans can engage with nature in a way that is truly collaborative and mutually beneficial. An inspiring vision in dark times!
The Deep Time Walk is an app that guides you through Earth’s 4.6 billion year life story, while you take a walk in your own area. As you walk through time, at a speed of about 1 million years per meter, a dramatized conversation between a scientist and a ‘fool’ offers different perspectives on Earth’s history. While the scientist explains geological processes and the evolution of life, the fool poses thought-provoking questions. Only in the last 20 centimeters of this walk does Homo Sapiens ‘appear on stage’, giving you an embodied sense of humanity’s place in this long, wild story of the Earth. It’s both a highly educational and a bit of a ‘mind-blowing’ experience! Also great to do together with a (small) group.
You can also take the worldview-test before hand, and read up on the different worldviews.
We start with a warm welcome, introduce the theme, explain the basic conversational techniques, and do a short mindfulness practice together. After that, we’ll break into small groups, of two or three people per break out room. This safe and intimate setting allows all of us to learn more about ourselves and others.
Simple exercises and powerful questions support us in this process. We’ll have at least half an hour of in depth conversation and exploration in these small groups. After that, we’ll meet with the whole group to exchange insights and experiences, and close the meeting.