Re: (PRESENCE): Response to-- Showing up being present

2006-10-09 Thread Erich Kolenaty
(PRESENCE):  Response to--  Showing up  being presentMark,
this really is a gift, thank you so much. It clears up a lot what presence 
could mean  in an Open Space.

Erich from lovely Vienna
  - Original Message - 
  From: Mark R. Jones
  To: osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu
  Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 5:42 PM
  Subject: [OSLIST] (PRESENCE): Response to--  Showing up  being present


  Hi.

  I am fascinated that Presence is showing up here
  in the Open Space community.

  The topic of Presence is noticeably a current and
  relevant subject.  I have had a number of Dharma
  conversations about it in the past six weeks - particularly
  regarding the relationship of Presence to the feeling and/
  or experience of love.

  I hope you don't mind if I share with you the pith of
  my understanding of Presence . . .

  ++

  In the Spring of 2001, I had the opportunity to
  meet with the Dalai Lama in India.  I had myself
  noticed, and heard from other people, that when
  they were in the Presence of the Dalai Lama,
  they felt unconditionally loved - truly heard,
  seen, and loved.  There was a transformative
  quality of the Presence of the Dalai Lama.

  So as part of an assignment that I received from
  him, I determined that I must investigate the
  cultivation of Presence.

  My exploration of Presence led me to the
  following insights ---

  Presence is the practice of giving the Gift
  of ones awareness, attention, understanding,
  mindfulness, and compassion to one-Self, Others,
  and The Whole.

  To be Present is to hear, see, and love
  oneself; as well as to hear, see, and love
  Others and The Whole.

  Presence is the intention, invitation, and
  willingness to be available for the experience
  of interconnected relationship.  And it demands
  that we be aware of and responsive to both
  ourselves and to others.

  Presence establishes a sense of interconnectedness
  of Self, Others, and The Whole that expresses itself
  as a capacity to trust, the courage to act, and a
  willingness to commit.

  Presence is an act of attunement that brings one
  into clarity and harmony with what one perceives as
  the higher aspirations, expectations, and needs of
  Self, Others, and The Whole.

  Presence is accomplished by: reflecting on ones
  own views, intentions, communications, behaviors,
  and impacts on Others and The Whole; discerning
  and rectifying the gap between ones intentions
  and ones impacts; paying attention to the verbal
  and non-verbal communications signals and behaviors
  of Others and The Whole; inquiring into the gap
  between the intentions and impacts of Others and
  The Whole - on one Self, Others, and The Whole;
  and using skillful means to achieve clarity and
  equanimity throughout the network of interrelationships.

  In Open Space, the skillful means to achieve this
  clarity and equanimity is accomplished from trust,
  patience, silence, and embodying and continually
  demonstrating The Law - taking responsibility for
  what has heart and meaning for you - and holding
  others accountable to do the same.

  In my life, I have felt most loved when I have
  experienced others as being fully Present to
  me - unconditionally giving me the Gift of
  their awareness, attention, understanding,
  mindfulness, and compassion.  And I have felt
  most loving when I have chosen to give the
  Gift of my awareness, attention, understanding,
  mindfulness, and compassion to others.

  When I am most Present, I am most loving.
  When you are most Present to me, I feel most
  loved by you.

  Living in Open Space provides a constant
  opportunity for me to cultivate Presence
  as an authentic expression of my love for you.

  Presence invokes the opening of space regardless
  of the forms and structures of the interactions - be
  they OST, AI, mediated, moderated, talking heads,
  pillow talk, Noble Silence . . .

  For me, Presence is the practice of Open Space, and
  it is a Practice of Peace - collective unconditional love
  and understanding and interconnection.

  Open Space can be a practice for cultivating Presence.
   . . . if we choose to embody it . . .




  Mark R. Jones
  Chief Executive Officer
  The Sunyata Group
  The Integral Wellness Group
  --
  PO Box 58788
  Renton, Washington
  USA 98058-1788
  Phone:  425-413-6000
  e-Mail:  mark.r.jo...@sunyata.ws
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--
  From: JL Walker B. jlwal...@terra.cl
  Reply-To: OSLIST osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu
  Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 01:45:05 -0700
  To: osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu
  Subject: Re: Showing up  being present

  My two cents on this lovely theme.

  I think this presence has too much sense with what tell us Carl Rogers a 
lot of time ago: authenticity 

Re: (PRESENCE): Response to-- Showing up being present

2006-10-09 Thread Tree Fitzpatrick

Mark R. Jones, your small essay on presence is beautiful.  I posted most of
it on my blog without attributing it to you (altho I did not take credit for
it either).  If you'd like me to name your name, let me know.

I love everything you wrote, Mark R. Jones.  For me, just now, in this
moment, presence and love are synonymous (sp?).

I especially love, Mark R. Jones, that you referred to the practice of peace
as the practice of unconditional love.
--
Love rays,
Tree Fitzpatrick

http://thecultureoflove.blogspot.com/

. . . the great and incalculable grace of love, which says, with Augustine,
I want you to be, without being able to give any particular reason for
such supreme and unsurpassable affirmation.  -- Hannah Arendt

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Re: (PRESENCE): Response to-- Showing up being present

2006-10-08 Thread ashley cooper

Dear Mark,

I also loved reading your expression of and offering of presence. Thank you
so much for sharing this gift and your gift!!

warmly,
Ashley

On 10/8/06, Gabriela Ender gabriela.en...@openspace-online.com wrote:


 Dear Mark,

I THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing your understanding of 'Presence' and the
consciousness of BEING an OST Facilitator.

I totally agree with you and it is heart warming to read your lines.

Thanks again and best regards!


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- Original Message -
*From:* Mark R. Jones mark.r.jo...@sunyata.ws
*To:* osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu
*Sent:* Saturday, October 07, 2006 5:42 PM
*Subject:* (PRESENCE): Response to--  Showing up  being present

Hi.

I am fascinated that Presence is showing up here
in the Open Space community.

The topic of Presence is noticeably a current and
relevant subject.  I have had a number of Dharma
conversations about it in the past six weeks — particularly
regarding the relationship of Presence to the feeling and/
or experience of love.

I hope you don't mind if I share with you the pith of
my understanding of Presence . . .

++

In the Spring of 2001, I had the opportunity to
meet with the Dalai Lama in India.  I had myself
noticed, and heard from other people, that when
they were in the Presence of the Dalai Lama,
they felt unconditionally loved — truly heard,
seen, and loved.  There was a transformative
quality of the Presence of the Dalai Lama.

So as part of an assignment that I received from
him, I determined that I must investigate the
cultivation of Presence.

My exploration of Presence led me to the
following insights ———

Presence is the practice of giving the Gift
of ones awareness, attention, understanding,
mindfulness, and compassion to one-Self, Others,
and The Whole.

To be Present is to hear, see, and love
oneself; as well as to hear, see, and love
Others and The Whole.

Presence is the intention, invitation, and
willingness to be available for the experience
of interconnected relationship.  And it demands
that we be aware of and responsive to both
ourselves and to others.

Presence establishes a sense of interconnectedness
of Self, Others, and The Whole that expresses itself
as a capacity to trust, the courage to act, and a
willingness to commit.

Presence is an act of attunement that brings one
into clarity and harmony with what one perceives as
the higher aspirations, expectations, and needs of
Self, Others, and The Whole.

Presence is accomplished by: reflecting on ones
own views, intentions, communications, behaviors,
and impacts on Others and The Whole; discerning
and rectifying the gap between ones intentions
and ones impacts; paying attention to the verbal
and non-verbal communications signals and behaviors
of Others and The Whole; inquiring into the gap
between the intentions and impacts of Others and
The Whole — on one Self, Others, and The Whole;
and using skillful means to achieve clarity and
equanimity throughout the network of interrelationships.

In Open Space, the skillful means to achieve this
clarity and equanimity is accomplished from trust,
patience, silence, and embodying and continually
demonstrating The Law — taking responsibility for
what has heart and meaning for you — and holding
others accountable to do the same.

In my life, I have felt most loved when I have
experienced others as being fully Present to
me — unconditionally giving me the Gift of
their awareness, attention, understanding,
mindfulness, and compassion.  And I have felt
most loving when I have chosen to give the
Gift of my awareness, attention, understanding,
mindfulness, and compassion to others.

When I am most Present, I am most loving.
When you are most Present to me, I feel most
loved by you.

Living in Open Space provides a constant
opportunity for me to cultivate Presence
as an authentic expression of my love for you.

Presence invokes the opening of space regardless
of the forms and structures of the interactions — be
they OST, AI, mediated, moderated, talking heads,
pillow talk, Noble Silence . . .

For me, Presence is the practice of Open Space, and
it is a Practice of Peace — collective unconditional love
and understanding and interconnection.

Open Space can be a practice for cultivating Presence.
 . . . if we choose to embody it . . .




*Mark R. Jones
**Chief Executive Officer
The Sunyata Group
The Integral Wellness Group
*--
PO Box 58788
Renton, Washington
USA 98058-1788
Phone:  425-413-6000
e-Mail:  mark.r.jo...@sunyata.ws