What is ‘being a human’?

What is ‘being a human’?

Being a human

human t-shirtSo we have a little gathering every now and then to share a few songs and thoughts. We call it The Open Practice, ‘human night’. Basically because we need some humans to respond to what we’ve created. Just for fun we’ve made some t-shirts.

This threw up a question from one of our valued ‘humans’, Sonia: ‘Is being human only about the open practice music sessions?’

The essence of the evening is about participation… maybe part of being a ‘human’ is coming to something (being in a space) where one can engage, respond and contribute by bringing their own thoughts and ideas.

If only someone would make spaces for people and their ideas. I don’t know…. somewhere to gather, join in, be encouraged and enabled to be yourself, play a part and make a difference….

Maybe being an official ‘human’ gives you permission to allow yourself to explore what being you, being human, being fully alive, really means.

What would the world look like if we were all fully aware and engaged with being who we were made to be? Out in the world being ‘live’ in our own lives, engaged in the things that were important to us and were good for all humanity. In a place in our lives, physically and mentally, where we knew some peace, could see a way forward.

 So who is allowed to be a ‘human’?

Perhaps new ‘humans’ should always be invited to join by an existing ‘human’? Not to make it exclusive, but to allow the current ‘humans’ play a part in the expansion of the idea, by inviting someone they think should come along. Perhaps someone who might feel encouraged by the evening to start their own journey into being themselves, playing a part and making a difference.

So, ‘Is being human only about the open practice music sessions?’ Maybe that’s not up to me.

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Wace

Wace

need to have the chairs going up the walls like ducks or in the shape of the Acts (heart) graphic.

Letting go

Letting go

Parachute with camera idea originated by Darren A.

Could do this at a large festival in a crowd of people.

Play idea: Love your neighbour as yourself…?

Play idea: Love your neighbour as yourself…?

Luke 10. 27: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

This has always jumped out at me as a challenge and a question…. does one have to love oneself (first) to be able to love others in the way God wants you to love them? or, how much to you put aside somethings than need doing (feeding the starving) to pursue what you think God is calling you to do (e.g. dancing)?

Idea for a play:
Started working on a play about a vicar who goes out every day with others to feed the starving children (20 out of 10 million) in his neighbourhood. he befriends one of the children (Azuma). He is in a battle though that his calling (what God is asking him to do) is to dance and express something of God’s joy through dance. He chooses to stop going to feed the children and learn to dance. the other child feeders slag him off. Although he makes his fortune dancing and returns to feed all the children, Azuma has died…. giving the food he was given, to others. John is traumatised about whether he’s done right thing or not. Azuma is dead but the rest of the 10 million saved. Should he have followed what he thought God was asking him to do or continued to go and feed the 20 children every week…. ?someone reasons with him ‘every life is precious buy many were saved.’

John: ‘there must be a greater plan than I can understand, am I missing something here?!’ (angry). I didnt know someone had to die’

Saved children now re enter stage:
Child 1: ‘what you did saved me, I’ve set up a charity to supply food to everyone in the world’
Child 2: ‘what you did saved me, I’ve (doing a positive thing in the world)

Real people now join the stage (e.g. Val who has started third space) – or people playing people in the audience.
Val: ‘what you did saved me, I’ve set up a space where people can xxxxx….
Carey: ‘what you did saved me, I’ve set up a space where people can xxxxx….

John: ‘one died, but many were saved’.

(Can perform at next happening.)

 

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