the important no

2 heart and mind and will in flux

‘The leading edge thinkers in physics … suggest that nature is not a collection of objects in interaction but is a flux of processes. The whole notion of flux and process in fundamental to the indigenous sciences.’*

“To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions.”**

There is the way of the mind, by which we progress through using all the information we can.

There is the way of the will, by which we move forward through trials, testing, and experimentation.

There is the way of the heart, by which we move forward according to what we must say yes to.

Many cannot wait to discern their heart and act on the information to hand, whilst others believe the best way to progress is to start moving, throwing themselves into activity.

Those who discern their heart, know the value of information and the importance to act, but also understand in order to say yes to the right things for themselves, they have to say no to the wrong things.

Of course, this is the way we have always progressed, through choice after choice, saying yes to this and no to that, yes to this and not to that – it’s almost binary.

“Thinking of the heart”^ is simply about doing this better, searching for more information and knowledge and moving faster into action (specifically, prototyping) from a deeper place of knowing and motivation, because this is the right path for us.

(*From Joseph Jaworski’s Source.)
(**Sam Keen, quoted in Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit.)
(^See Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution.)¬†


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