Mountains & Muse. Ready to connect?
Beyond Storytelling is happening for the third time. After Heidelberg 2017, Hamburg 2018, we travel further this year into the Austrian mountains to a small village Lingenau (Vorarlberg).
From the very beginning, we liked the metaphor of a Circus. Beyond Storytelling as a conferenc, has allowed us to become traveling artists (for a short while in normally well-structured life). Wherever we build up our stage, the place differs. It has its own spirit, a different rhythm, a specific atmosphere.
This year, I see us landing in Lingenau – as a ‘colorful’ group of travelers. Sure we are foreigners, but we do not want to be tourists or be treated like them. We want to connect to the place, but how does this work?
In our last BST partner meeting some weeks ago, we get into this discussion and decide to solve it with sharing our recipes: ‘How do we connect to a place?’. We agree on some ingredients, like being curious … inviting our senses, to listen, taste, feel, see,… slowing down, so that we arrive right there in the very moment, experiencing what a certain place wants to tell us.
If things work out well for me, I ‘manage’ to fall into the rhythm of the place. Every detail, every interaction starts to bloom, I see beauty all around. Stories emerge in creative abundance. I feel like being in love. This may be small moments, flirts, but it feels light and rejuvenating.
If things work out great for us in LIngenau, we connect not only to the place but also to the storyteller within us and some co-creators around us … before we travel further …. and take a bit of the magic and muse back into our everyday busy organizational life.
Do you know what I mean? Curious ? Get inspired!
Beyond Storytelling – Storycamp – 26th to 29th of June 2019