This is JINJIN from chnanoya Tenkajaya.
At Kizuna House, there is a culture of holding family meetings to encourage residents to take the initiative in building a better house.
It’s a place where we share our thoughts and feelings and talk together about our current concerns in order to make the House a more comfortable environment.
Until now, chanoya has held small family meetings, but this is the first time we’ve had a full-blown meeting.
I was the facilitator for the day and almost all the members participated in the meeting.
That’s over 90% participation, including the ambassadors. (Wow.)
And some of the OBs who don’t live here anymore also join us.
This unity is the charm of chanoya.
As for the details of the family meeting, we held a workshop called “Heart Work” in which each person shared their “true feelings” about what they like about the house and what they wish it could be more like.
While the usual convivial atmosphere remained, everyone took it seriously and presented their work, even if they were a little shy.
That made for a time of discovery and empathy for so many!
At first glance, family meetings may seem heavy to some people, but I felt that having such a forum was better for many people to say what they normally think, and being able to hear their thoughts and feelings, even though they may be trivial, helps them to act in a way that is full of compassion.
This meeting may not change anything completely, but it was a day that made me feel strongly that this meeting will make chanoya a better place to be!
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