TEAMWORK

Some people were attending a seminar. The speaker, wanting to wake up the group into full consciousness, decided to start with a  group activity. He gave each participant a colourful balloon. He continued by asking everyone to take some time to blow up the balloon and to write their name on it using the few indelible marker pens scattered around. Then all the balloons were gathered in an adjacent room.

The participants, now in the adjacent room with the balloons, were challenged to find the balloon bearing their name within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other and pushing around others. There was utter chaos.

At the end of the 5 minutes hardly anyone had found the balloon.

The speaker now asked the participants to randomly pick any balloon and give it to the the person whose name was written on it.

Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

Source | As I recall it being told during a seminar I attended

CONSIDER THIS

God Speaks to us all a little differently, hoping we’ll tell each other. | John Stewart

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Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit from Malta, an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

5 thoughts on “TEAMWORK”

  1. I so enjoy your thoughtful posts. I use them as a starter at the Italian American Social Club and always say they came from you. I will be traveling to NY for Easter this year to spend with my brother, cousins and friends. It’s truly a blessed time of the year and I am so happy to be with them for this special day. I will also be traveling to israel in April to follow the footsteps of Jesus. I am very excited. I missed your presentation this year, I hope St. Theresa will have you back next year. You are always welcome to visit Maui and stay in my BIG house.
    Thanks
    Don

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