Getting the PODs up and running smoothly took close to a year. It was incredibly messy, required consistent guidance and reflections from Ronit, and provided many vital opportunities for learning and holding each other accountable.
We discovered how insidious our egos can be as we each unconsciously resisted investing the time and energy necessary for us to learn how to work together. Our ego-centric perspective resented, justified and rationalized why we need to focus on our individual and family responsibilities, unable to see that the way we don’t show up with us is the way we don’t show up with in other parts of their lives. Issues of control, withholding, and trust surfaced repeatedly. The way we habitually see ourselves and each other – as victims, being “in the know”, or as dominating clouds our ability to cooperate and flow together. Staying faithful to our intention, we came to see that the PODs make visible how lonely, disconnected, and frightened we all are of commitments, failure and giving ourselves to the whole.