snozzcumbers, explorers, and communion


‘”Nothing is growing except for one icky-poo vegetable.  It is called the snozzcumber.”  “The snozzcumber!” cried Sophie.  “There’s no such thing.”‘*

‘Try to summarise an observation on your opening over the past weeks.’**

Of snozzcumbers: Sophie found out something new as she listened to the BFG’s experience of the foul-tasting vegetable.

Of explorers: There is a universe of wisdom to be discovered and we’re all explorers:

‘I have found the most difficult and most rewarding challenges of my work is how to be both a mapmaker and a traveller.’^

Of communion: We need more than just our thoughts to be intelligent and we need each other to be wise:

‘For Antonio Damansio, all thinking and all emotion is embodied.’^^

“These are people who see a domain but not the path.  The fact that the path is not clearly defined is what excites them.”*^

In the room together more than online, where conversations with purpose and playfulness take place, a universe of possibilities opens.

Communion is to integrity and wholeness and possibility – that is, connection to others and all things – as confession is to humility and gratitude and faithfulness.

(*From Roald Dahl’s The BFG.)
(**From U.Lab Portobello, building on this question: Where do you feel the crack (opening) to a field of the future?)
(^From Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly.)
(^^From Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together.)
(*^John Hagel, quoted in Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler’s Bold.)

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