This is Brian Eno‘s word for where genius lies – not in the individual, but in ‘a whole scene of people who were supporting each other, looking at each other’s work, copying from each other, stealing ideas, and contributing ideas.’
Whether acknowledged or not, every “genius” of mythical proportion has some kind of scene of people.
Scenius requires openness – openness towards ideas, towards others, and towards what we can contribute (action) within, or as a result of, the scene.
Another word for openness is awareness: to be aware of what we have been previously blind to.
Another word for openness and awareness is presence: open and aware in ways which allow deep connection.
The first hurdle is to see and understand there is more than we see and know – we have to suspend our usual ways of seeing and understanding.
The second hurdle is to see and understand the Other, through whom we can see and understand more.
The third hurdle is to put into action what we are experiencing as change within.
Everyone and anyone gets to be included in a scenius, even geniuses – it is an infinite game.
The alternative to openness and awareness and presence is to miss out: ‘Sadly, it is often loss that awakens presence.’