edgecraft: a new frontier

22 the edge is

When we use our gifts fast, we create possibilities.*

These gifts are the creativity that follow our unique ways of seeing; because of this they are random, unexpected, serendipitous.**

They’re the means of “prophetic imagination,” taking us from the centre to the edge – prophets are edgecraft people. Our curiosities and questions propel us to the edge of the bubble and across thresholds, into the undefined, and into possibility.  The bubble is what we create to resist the random, where predictability rules, where laws are laws and everything aligns – and also “despairing conformity.”^

From “I-in-me,” past “I-in-it,” to “I-in-you,” and onwards into “I-in-us,” we move towards the emerging future.^  Small groups of such imaginative people do not worry about their size, only about their openness to one another:

“The part is a place for the presenting of the whole.”^^

What is your gift?  How fast are you using it?  Who are you connecting to?  How fast are you employing your eco-gift?*^

‘[W]hat I am saying is that randomness should be the plan. … This approach only works if we can not only increase the amount of randomness in our lives but also capture it when it present something amazing.’**

(*Gift, element, art, genius, calling, purpose, strengths, 
(**From Frans Johansson’s The Click Moment.)
(^A term used by Walter Brueggemann in The Prophetic Imagination.)
(^From Otto Scharmer’s Theory U.)
(^^Henri Bartoft, quoted in Peter Senge, Joseph Jaworski, Otto Scharmer, and Betty Sue Flowers’s Presence.)
(*^From oikos – the whole house.)

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