John introduced the children to Council, a practice he's treasured for many years. He mentioned that humans have for most of their history gathered close to the ground and in circles to listen and speak from their heart. A circle that held each member of a community in a sacred and safe space without judgement. And a time when we can slow down and truly hear one another in the sometime frantic pace of modern life.
Today's council's theme was around the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Over the hour we were together, each child had an opportunity to share and be heard deeply around two questions that John posed:
-Talk about a time in your life that you felt different.
-How are we, as a human race, doing with respect to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech? What can each one of do to further the work of MLK?