We are working with a terrific group of people here. Leaders from all levels of experience with our Leadership model and what I am appreciating the most is the willingness to play with whatever is thrown out there. That willingness to play is such an important quality to nurture and evolve in us humans. The ability to step into the unknown, or chaos, or a changing world, and find our flexibility and adaptability and put a smile on our heart and say “Yes, let’s go” is essential in this rapidly changing world. Once we step into that rapidly changing river are how nimble are we and how much do we laugh and dance and connect and most important of all play? How do we keep it light and yet be intensely committed to evolving, shifting and shaping it all into a world that works for us all? How do we take care of these incredible bodies, spirits, minds and bundles of emotions that we are and also look out into the world and take response-ability for the evolution and growth of first the people around us and then, further afield, to all humans, and then, even further out, to all of life? This last question is the new one that we are beginning to take a deep look at in this retreat, this whole question of Self Care. What is the line between Self Care of that big Self, that leader self, that purpose living-values based Self and that indulgent self, that ego self, that self that is separate from the world and is frightened of not getting enough. How do we care for the first Self and tend to or heal the second self? How do we care for and nurture the first Self and not get pulled into the trap of indulging and pandering to that second self? These are some of the questions I would like to get clearer on this week.