This weekend we had another Symbrosium with a different group of men. Among the group were a former military pilot/now commercial pilot, a hospitality entrepreneur, various film producers, thinkers, and creators.
We held the event at Sundance, under the majestic Timpanogos mountains. It was a great backdrop to think and explore.
As we started the event, we shared a short introduction on the Greek tradition of Symposium - which is where a group of thinkers, dreamers, and doers would discuss a multitude of topics, often philosophical.
Seven men. One Cabin. An infinite backdrop of ideas to explore. This event is a testament that people who hold different world views can hold space for thoughtful conversation.
These were the topics that were explored.
Dinner at Sundance was awesome. We each paired off with a partner and got to know each other - and then share some insight on a personal struggle.
Russ guiding the group through a breathing exercise.
A challenge to every human who walks on earth. When you're tempted to judge someone's dysfunction or difference from you, ask yourself: "How is this exactly me?"
Another observation on the need for peer reflection, if we're brave enough to receive it.
For 24 hours, a quiet cabin became a place for radical candor, armchair philosophy, and helpful peer advice. It was beautiful to see people who saw the world differently respectfully hold space for each other.