Love Arts Leeds – 2 days – 3 hours
One trolley, four chairs, many teapots, many people, many questions.
Quiet, flowing conversations…
Leading to more questions…..
Do we need to know each others’ names to talk about things that matter? Put another way can we trust people we do not know? Though I remember being taught as a child, never to talk to strangers, as an adult, it may be one of my favourite pastimes.
We talked about big subjects.
Can we forgive, we wondered? And even if we can, should we? Does an ‘eye for an eye’ leave everyone blind? How do we forgive anyway? Does letting go, moving on, finding ‘grace’ help? What about putting yourself in the other person’s ‘shoes’?
What do we actually want? How does ‘want’ differ from need?
Can you ever get bored of kindness, love and joy? We concluded not. Do we secretly crave misery, hate and selfishness? I hope not.
And more questions…..
Does the truth unfold you, or do you unfold the truth? What is peace? How do we achieve it? Can one person’s inner peace spread to bring peace to others? What is going to happen to our beautiful planet in your lifetime? What indeed.
Is it all about the individual?
Could we all just do something regardless of whether it feels like it has any impact?
Is spirituality a ‘dirty’ word? We wondered this as we (almost) whispered the words…
Good vibes and energy, spirit…. Such words can sound ‘off putting’ we thought. So do we censor the words because it might be seen as something for hippies and tree huggers? Should we all just start hugging the magnificent trees? I have hugged a few tree in my life – does that make my words less credible?
Should we sugar coat our message so that it is sweet for the receiver? Or should we just be honest? There are a lot of ‘should’s. Could we just stop ‘shoud-ing’?
If you had the power, what would you do? I loved the literal response that if one person had the power, she would be the ‘good vibes’ and actual electricity for the whole world and this fuel would have a zero carbon footprint. What if that was possible?
Insights. Conversations. We thank all contributions offered.We look forward to meeting you at a future hostings.
And wonder, what do you think could be a satisfying conclusion? How do more people share and contribute to this experience?
Could you pick one question and talk about it ? Could you leave us a question here? Which question appeals?
Here’s a few thoughts our guests left behind…
“How do we know what’s right?”
“Big up to raising vibrations of individuals and the planet! Beautiful idea, good to have avow-wow, we all need to connect….
“If you could invent magic drink what would it be? How can we increase our powers of observation? How can we appreciate more? Where can i get one of those magic teapots? Should there be real tea?”