When we talk together, we have a choice between destructive diatribe and constructive dialogue. We can choose life and connection or separation and disintegration. We have the opportunity to choose life, but to do so, conversation is essential. Listening to each other and truly talking together — these are deep, sociospiritual actions. People think talking is not action. That’s not true. Conversation is a profound action that helps us to expand our consciousness and connect together parts and people that are separated. I can’t think of anything else that does that. It is one of our unique human paths to fulfillment and wholeness.

Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, World Café Community , The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations that Matter