How to collaborate.
Hold the core intention of what all parties are bringing from imagination to form. If this core intention, Source Code, or Pattern Integrity is not clear, then take the time to get it clear. This may take hours, days, weeks. This is the critical, and often neglected step. Many failures to launch can be traced back to this failure.
Everyone participating drop into the liminal space of not knowing.
Listen to understand the other’s perspective and ideas. This kind of listening is rare. It starts with the beginner’s mind. Our desire to bring the Source Code and Pattern Integrity to life must be greater than our own opinion, need to be right, need to be heard, and need to hold the power.
All collaboration falls down when we entangle our small individual needs that arise from our lack into the field of the collaboration.
Hold the knowing that out of the collective liminal space will emerge an option that is greater than anyone party participating in the collaboration.
Fall in delight when the emergent arises. It will be beautiful. It will carry the essence of each person involved in the collaboration, as well as their collective life experience that has been built and sustained by millions not present, going back through the arc of time.
This is the lived experience of synergy. When what we create in collaboration is far greater than we can create in isolation.
Living in synergy ensures my work and life is far greater than I could ever dream possible.
June 4th 2018
Photo Taken June 4th 2018