All is about intensity, imagination and love are about diversity.
Everyone is included, no one is excluded, except by our choice.
Alex McManus speaks of how:
‘A world that works for everyone does not exist except in the imagination. So we must feed the imagination.’*
Without imagination and love we persist at things but life lacks flair and wonder. Without intensity we give up before breaking through -but life if often a slow journey in the same direction.
Edgar Schein writes about how we need four forms of inquiry to go deeper, to break through: pure, diagnostic, confrontational and process-orientated. The question is not “Can we?” but “Dare we?”
When intensity and passion come together we enter into a different kind of time. Chronos time – seconds becoming minutes becoming hours becoming days … – can be too up close, not allowing us to see the wonder of a moment as an expression or manifestation of the greater picture of who we are becoming and what we are contributing – story over a list of pros and cons.
We need to learn how to live in both forms of time:
‘Could our lives be journeys in which we stumble on things of indescribable beauty? Are we to be alert to even the most ordinary moments of our for the possibilities?’**