Mission by Melina 'Daphne' Draco

  • find a tree that can function as a Justice of the Peace
  • if you have a conflict with someone, invite them to meet under your chosen tree
  • request the tree to mediate and help you resolve the conflict
  • all parties sit in silence with the tree for a few minutes
  • each person describes the problem from their perspective, describing the effect of other participants' actions on themselves
  • pay attention to separating facts from opinions and emotional content
  • whenever the discussion becomes too heated, one of the participants can turn to the tree and ask for help
  • the conversation can then cease, and all parties involved pay attention only to the tree
  • after a few minutes, the conversation can resume
  • repeat for as long as needed for the conflict to reach a resolution
  • Estimated duration: 1 hour to 1 week, depending on conflict
  • Estimated number of participants: at least two humans and one tree
  • Vegetal mindfulness: acacia