Who is at fault?

I think it’s time for a LYNCHING!

Who’s with me?

We’ll have a meeting and conspire to unite, build a case, and DESTROY this heathen.


Get your guns and torches!

Let’s get this witch hunt under way.

If we’re loud and obnoxious enough, we might even get to be on TV.


That thing that happened?

We won’t rest until we find out who did it, so we can crucify this perp.

Meanwhile . . . What good are we doing?

Could we redirect some (or all) of this toxic energy towards a more useful purpose?

Can we let go and choose to focus on healing those who have been harmed by this egregious happening?

Why don’t we organize an event and invite the entire community, so we can talk about things and get to know our neighbors better?

Let’s do something radical with all of this angry energy and start a charitable initiative.

We could start having “clean-up” days to make our living environment pretty . . . or turn that overgrown lot into a community garden.

Who cares if it makes the news as long as it’s making a positive impact?

When real issues and important opportunities surface which need the immediate attention of a wide diversity of people and potential for conflict, there’s no better time to come to the community hub where everyone who comes has a say.

This is how issues have been addressed for many hundreds of years within aboriginal tribes . . . and they always found resolution with efficiency immediately followed by fantastic celebrations.

My Father Harrison Owen “discovered” a meeting methodology known and practiced all over the world to help groups of any size and composition self-organize to tackle issues and opportunities important to all who show up . . . It ALWAYS “works” and it is named Open Space Technology¬†¬†. . . and it’s something I have practiced and studied for all of the 32ish years since Dad began “holding space.”

As I see more and more conflict in the world – Local, regional, National, and global – I always think of my Father saying:

“Just keep on opening space . . . because it ALWAYS works”

I love opening space and helping organizations (groups of people) find resolution to real important issues and opportunities. Connect with me if you’re interested in learning more.

Barry Owen


Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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