Impossible Conversation

The Impossible Conversation is inspired by a practice that the Jesuits follow, after having come to the conclusion that it is very complicated to speak with God from a personal point of view. They developed a form of conversation in which you first write your thoughts down and then read them out loud before speaking further.

In this conversation we discuss themes such as God, money or power – abstract themes that quickly lead to a very detached way of speaking. Because people are asked to write about a personal experience that is related to the theme, they feel a personal connection with it, and this personal connection also plays a leading role in the conversation. Reading what you have written out loud is a performance in itself.

Building Conversation helps you realise how much we rely on others to gain new insights and how strong our own convictions are. I believe these insights form the social glue that bind us.