Great site with stories of the big “What If” questions and the answers they lead to – https://www.thehenryford.org/explore/stories-of-innovation/what-if/
Beautiful post https://onbeing.org/blog/when-the-going-gets-tough/ on what to do when the going gets tough.
“When the going gets tough may I resist my first impulse to wade in, fix, explain, resolve, and restore. May I sit down instead.”
Beautiful post https://onbeing.org/blog/ali-schultz-the-space-between-us-is-a-creative-possibility/ on the creativity possibility of working together. In particular I loved the below.
“Trust and respect were the foundation of our work together. With an ever-increasing awareness of each other, there was ease at play in the space between and a refined communication between us. We could sense each other. We knew when the other was tense and what was needed for reassurance to return to calm and connection so we could be with each other and flow together. What followed was a co-creative relationship that felt like a burst of poetry in which 1 + 1 = 3. Much like watching accomplished dancers move across the floor with utter grace, in the synergistic relationship between us, the whole was greater than the sum of the parts. The horses taught me about the importance of this dance, and not only what it takes to play well with others, but what it means to create and be part of a “third, much greater thing.””
“This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” -Mary Oliver
Beautiful post from Parker Palmer on OnBeing.
Great post by one of the LAUNCH authors on Maker Projects. http://www.spencerauthor.com/maker-projects-look-like-subject-area/
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Wonderful, beautiful post by Ali Schultz on OnBeing.
“In silence, there is a depth of communion that trumps what we can achieve with words. In laughter, there is a depth of communion that trumps what we can achieve with solemnity. If personal and communal wholeness is what we seek — a wholeness that embraces the tragic and the comic, the darkness and the light — the odd couple of laughter and silence can help take us there.”
“Artist Maira Kalman reveals how she stumbles on hidden beauty in stuff you probably wouldn’t give a second glance.”
The best are like water…
The best, like water,
Benefit all and do not compete.
They dwell in lowly spots that everyone else scorns.
Putting others before themselves,
They find themselves in the foremost place
And come very near to the Tao.
In their dwelling, they love the earth;
In their heart, they love what is deep;
In personal relationships, they love kindness;
In their words, they love truth.
In the world, they love peace.
In personal affairs, they love what is right.
In action, they love choosing the right time.
It is because they do not compete with others
That they are beyond the reproach of the world.