Biomimicry and peaceful communication

Biomimicry is emulating systems found in nature. By observing a beehive or other effective systems deeply we see how effertless our work can “bee”.

Responsibility is well distributed in the organization where biomimicry is followed and solutions come from grassroots with good information sharing.

1.Everyone feels a strong Purpose (group & individual)Vision

2. Autonomy (self-organizing groups)

3. Mastery of their area (self-worth and quality)

Adaptability is the key to success.

In meetings or other communication we may try to follow a certain structure everyone agrees on and use the talking-stick and Peaceful communication principles.

  • We are a family (tribe)
  • Everyone has equal value
  • No more punishment
  • No more reward
  • Only natural giving
  • Honesty about everything
  • Listen first (intently)
  • Observe & clarify (no judgement)
  • Deeper understanding
  • Compassion & love
  • Heart based support
  • Respond with self reflection

We are a familiy and try our best to ensure good communication. To guide us in our work we try to keep to “The 4 agreements”:

Agreement 1: Be impeccable with your word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Agreement 2: Don’t take anything personally

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Agreement 3: Don’t make assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid  misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Agreement 4: Always do your best

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are tired as opposed to well-rested. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.

Please also read our Community guiding principles here.

Here you can read a little bit more about conflict resolution.

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