What locks itself in sameness has congealed.
Is it safer to be gray and numb?
What turns hard becomes rigid
and is easily shattered.
Pour yourself out like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins.
Every happiness is the child of a separation
it did not think it could survive. And Daphne, becoming a laurel,
dares you to become the wind.
"A thrilling experience that brilliantly blends
the whimsical charm of true creative spontaneity
with the kind of high-caliber content
that is born only by high level leaders of different fields
coming together to envision what is possible in the future."
The living room was attractive at face value,
but nothing could have prepared me for the massively impactful nature of the container.
I had more new ideas about my business and life journey this weekend
than I have in the last 6 months.
This was a great way to deepen intelligent connection
while respecting agency of service and leadership.
The Living Room brought an incredible group of visionaries and facilitators together
with the play and space to flow.
"i don’t often participate in conferences...but when I do, it’s the Living Room"
You are a leader within an active business or entrepreneurial venture.
You're welcome if you work for someone else, as long as you are leading or innovating within that organization.
You must have a regular, active practice of personal or relational growth work.
This could comprise meditation, circling, shadow work, therapy, dance, etc.
You must lead, teach, or instigate something, however small, during the weekend.
It must be something NEW, e.g. you have done it in this way less than twice before.
""Authenticity” of self, like authenticity of culture, becomes meaningless when there is no “thine own” to be true to. When it’s obviously impossible to form a systematic self, the task is to surf your own incoherence"
"There is no light at the end of this tunnel, so it's a good thing we brought matches."
We've created this conference to be application and invite-only. You'll be among others at your level of capacity, interest, and values. What would make you a fit?
This conference was created because we got tired of having endless 1:1 video calls with people that were changing our minds and lives, and decided we should all get in the same space.
If you're a fit for this conference, you have the capacity to connect on a human-to-human level.
You don't take yourself too seriously.
You've probably done communication, relating, or personal growth work.
You maybe get the cosmic joke.
Most of all, you really don't suck to talk to, so we want to talk to you.
The world needs a new story.
If you're accepted to this conference, it's because you're trying to make a change. You're a teacher, a writer, a programmer, an artist, an organizer, an entrepreneur, a transformation worker, a leader in your field or your community. You're probably not all of those, but you get the idea.
Many of you work alone or feel alone. We want you to find new ideas and collaborations, and think you will among the others here.
You're a creator. We'll set a high-quality stage. You will help decide what goes on it.
You're busy most of the time. You guard your time with care. You've done plenty of work on yourself, and want to be around others who have too. You probably find most conferences boring.
If you don't like something, you'll tell us so that we can make it better, rather than staying quiet and dissatisfied.
If we throw in a curveball of mischief or challenge, you're more likely to rise to the challenge than to come complain.
Long story short: playing with you is going to be fun.
"The purpose of life, as far as I can tell, is to find a mode of being that’s so meaningful that the fact that life is suffering is no longer relevant."
"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal."