Reimagining the World

Branches extend only as far as roots support. Creativity cannot favor new branches over deep roots. 

Awareness of the box is fundamental to thinking outside of it.

Designing a new world cannot therefore be merely the rejection of the current world.

One more metaphor… There is no such thing as a blank slate. The more we understand the past and current story lines, the better chance we have of writing a fresh, new, and more mature one.…

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Alone in the Crowd

To see what no one else yet sees is by definition to be alone.

To find words for what you see often involves creating new vocabulary.

To persuade others of what you see is… well… near impossible.

All of which begs the question of how to stay engaged, poised, and encouraged when all alone.

Excitement fills the soul when new vistas burst into view. When blurred edges creep imperceptibly toward clarity, enthusiasm brims into daily conversation.

But when these precious gems are met too often with blank, awkward stares, continuing the conversation can prove daunting.…

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Invisible Treasure

Picture a treasure in the middle of a crowded room… that no one but you sees.

Everyone is walking right past it, detouring around it, and sometimes even tripping over it. But no one is seeing it.

Treasure chest

A treasure of unspeakable value right in their midst. Available, accessible, useful and needed… but simply not seen.

Now… what if that treasure were you?

Unspeakable value, available, accessible, useful and needed. But simply not seen. Invisible.

As a workplace reality, invisibility can be both tortuous and enervating.…

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What Do You See?

Art has the capacity to communicate more than first presents itself to the eye. Such is the power available to the artist.

Devas Garden by Michael Parkes
Devas Garden – Michael Parkes

What the artist cannot control, though, is who views their work. Such is the power of you and I.

I have nothing to add to the basic creation vs. interpretation conversation. What interests me this morning is how we each both create and interpret our own daily reality.

Like a work of art, our lives unfold moment by moment under the watchful stewardship of its artist.…

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