Container quality

The quality of the container matters.

Identify the intention of entering a space. Then ask if the space facikitates or hinders achieving this result.

If a space presents many distractions (sound, sight, temperature, safety), it consumes energy in the form of attention given to the stimulus or the tension of remaining focused while avoiding the distraction.

This has a place in training as we learn to stay focused in the presence of chaos. However, just as physical sensation can distract us from perceiving our emotional states, a container with many potential distractions carries the potential for distraction and inherently limits the depths to which we can go as a group when compared to a space that facilitates the inward journey.

Start with why.

Then choose where.