Einstein famously said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” That’s a great quote, so why don’t we have schools of the imagination rather than schools where we learn [ Read more … ]
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.
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 … ]
In an article in Newsweek “The Creativity Crisis,” Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman describe a study of people who received MacArthur genius awards. In the study, researchers discovered that MacArthur recipients spent time in their childhoods creating “paracosms,” or alternative fantasy worlds. These kids visited their fantasy worlds repeatedly, often creating their own unique languages [ Read more … ]
Back in the early 2000s, before social media was an industry, I knew a woman named Carol who maintained a huge social network. And much like today’s social media, it involved constantly relaying her sexy vacations and all the fun she was having in her life. I was in a group with Carol and one [ Read more … ]