Dialogue - silence LO10129

Michael McMaster (Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 19:22:05 +0000

Replying to LO10115 --

I have recently been using one of those clear "gongs" of oriental
meditation origin which has a timer which rings the gong at regular

I set this up by a bit of a story which positions the sound not as
an end to something but as a "calling to awareness". The groundrule
is that speaking stops at silence ensues for about 20 sconds. This
introduces silence and reflection into meetings where that is considered
appropriate without making a specific call for a specific purpose.
It tends to increase silence and listening generally.

Michael McMaster : Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk
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