The realm of the imagination lies beyond social structures, institutions, academic programs, established procedures, even religion. Clients come to me blocked and what we do together is make space for creative inspiration. We tap the space that lies beyond established structures of thought.
If we want a new world, we need to learn how to listen to what has life. What does it mean to listen to what has life? Or, we could ask, what does it mean to say something is “alive”? Here is my definition of what is alive: People who are buzzing with gifts to [ Read more … ]
In his book The World as Will and Representation, Arthur Schopenhauer wrote: Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot even see. People who are talented achieve what others can’t, but genius achieves what others can’t imagine. Genius [ Read more … ]
On the reality tv show Top Chef, the competing chefs can’t refuse to work with a particular ingredient. The chefs that have the most “well-developed palettes” are the ones who go on to win the competition. Over my years of academic teaching, I’ve sometimes had Ph.D. students who resisted reading some of the literature I [ Read more … ]
No matter how much we push, intend and effort, it’s clear that we don’t often have all the answers that we seek. But Something else does. We humans are brilliant when we’re aligned with Something greater than ourselves. We don’t get breakthroughs by thinking harder or better. We get breakthroughs when we open spaces we [ Read more … ]