|Consensus and conflict||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred-List manager (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2021 07:25:49 -0800 (PST)|
Melanie G <gomelaniego [at] gmail.com> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after deleting quoted digest. Digest subscribers, please delete most of quoted digest and restore subject line when replying. NOTE: Digest subscribers can make replying easier by using "auto folders" particularly Gmail and Outlook users. See http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm#Q6.5 -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- "Consensus takes work and attention and energy. It is all about enhancing our relationships with each other which is why it appeals to cohousers. And it isnt all good vibes as consensus welcomes conflict which is not easy for us in this culture. By bringing out the conflict, creative solutions can come forth." YES YES YES! Thank you for saying third so clearly. My experience with nearly all groups I have ever been involved with is that there simply is no system in place to deal with the inevitable conflict to begin with. Having a system of responding to conflict could be the key here. And I wonder whether and which communities here have both, consensus AND an established way/system to deal with conflict, to normalize it instead of personalizing it as most of us have been conditioned to do. I am convinced what the world needs now is a normalization and even a WELCOMING of "conflict". Dominic Barter says "conflict is new information entering a system, that has not been integrated." I don't see sociocracy as having such a mechanism in place. And I have taken the course. Maybe I missed something? I am convinced that what we humans need on a widespread scale are courses on how to sit with the discomfort of tensions in healthy ways. Because everywhere I look I see people stuck in personalizing conflict rather than looking at the new information that is coming in. Would love to hear other's takes on this. Melanie still seeking (and cant afford the course on finding community sadly)
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