Thanks for the push, Bernie. When you wrote about the examples from
"sporting" situations, I was reminded of an extensive exploration of such
experiences by Michael Murphy and Rhea White in a book called, _The
Psychic Side of Sports_. Micheal is the founder of Esalen Institute in
California and they do a fascinating job of linking transcendent
experiences from the spiritual traditions to reports from contemporary
athletes and others who have found the "flow" experience through physical
interactions in sports events. It just goes to show that the potential is
there whatever we are doing, and I'm sure that includes business meetings
along with Super Bowls and meditation.
>From what I have heard, the Quakers have some good examples of the spirit
in action through meeting together. The process may not look like any
business meeting you or I have attended, but the outcome seems to be
transformative at times.
I have found myself in a couple of meetings where the result felt greater
than the input from any one participant and the impact was invigorating
for all. Now as to how that happened, I'm not sure I could say precisely
at this point. I'll pay attention better the next time....
-- Tobin firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sat, 30 Sep 1995 email@example.com wrote:
> I am very interested in finding out: who's having "good" meetings, and > why they think so. > > There's an analog to the "Well-Played Game" in the experience of the Good > Meeting, and I want to start a dialog around that analog. > > In my book (The Well-Played Game, Anchor, '78) I wrote about a mutually > transcendent experience I shared with my friend Bill during an almost > impossibly long ping-pong volley. And in his book, Bill Russell talked > about similar experiences while playing for the Boston Celtics. And I am > convinced that that kind of experience is shared, from time to time, in > conference rooms as well. > > If this is threadworthy, I encourage you to string along. In any event, > any contribution you can make to this theme would be really appreciated, > and I wouldn't be surprised if the benefits were mutual. > > -- > Bernie DeKoven > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://bbs.california.com/meetings/home.htm > > > >