I found this image in a neglected place on my iPad, in an app I was trying out. I must have made it some years ago. Today it resonated. I’ve been thinking about the value of containment and the value of a clear focus on a point.
These values are to deal with the mess in life, and also to enable the mess we cover up to emerge*. I’m thinking of the messiness in couples and groups, they have a socius, a dynamic flow of relationship connections that can be seen, known and explored. They can be, if a couple of conditions are met. One, if there is a holding frame, such as a strong commitment boosted by a ceremony, or a potent name and time frame. Inside that container there are things to discover, bringing us to the next point. Two, being present in a moment, fully in it together. Think of a kiss, or a song.
So, now I’ll give this sketch a name. Holding a Moment.
*Mess is ofcourse another word for soul.