Between the darkness of night and the lightness of day there’s been the most beautiful dawn: a hiatus in the universe, it’s a moment of wonder and magic, alive with possibility.
It’s a moment in which we can do something imaginative with what we have received.
My friend Dan said this about something we’re both involved in:
“We have to keep doing the scary stuff, else we’ll just keep doing the same stuff and not very well.”*
There’s a scene in Star Trek Generations when Jean Luc Picard is trying to enlist the help of James T Kirk, but the former captain of the USS Enterprise is content with a place in the Nexus – a Paradise ribbon moving across the galaxy. That is, until they go for a horse-ride and a jump leaves Kirk feeling nothing – it’s not real and he knows he cannot live in the not real.
Between taking in from others and the world around us, and making our contributions, there’s generative place – and when we explore the potential of this place with others, something dynamic happens:
‘The revolutionary force in this century is the awakening of a deep generative human capacity – the I-in-Now.’**