A global summit that blends spirituality with societal transformation
As lawyers, we are often at the forefront of societal challenges – or perhaps we wish we could be. Many of us wonder how to be most effective in our efforts. As integrative lawyers, we long for more compassion, consciousness, and love in our interactions.
The Report from the NetherlandsA compilation by Ayni Smith and Kim Wright Published from Paris. Reports about Belgium and Paris will follow shortly. We're busy living those stories.
Are you living in interesting times? A lot of people have been telling me stories of challenges and missed opportunities that looked like sure things. I’ve been having such times, too. My car broke down on the cross-country trip, a major breakdown, my Swedish host became very ill and we’ve had to revisit my European travel itinerary, I had the flu, a very bad case that seemed to never end, and a few other unexpected challenges have arisen lately.
May you live in only the best of interesting times.
Well, amidst finals (and this time is the last time…) I’ve been re-calibrating from an amazing trip. It was four days spent at a Zen center just outside of San Francisco, essentially in the middle of a Redwood forest. What for, you ask? For inspiration, collaboration and re-generation. My time was spent with around 30 lawyers and law students, all at different points in their lives and careers. Not everyone is even studying law in a formal school environment. These are out-there folks doing incredible things… From conscious contracts to sharing law and mindfulness education, my sense of why I am entering this field and how I fit into it were strengthened through the community we all formed.