Go wide to go deep

The successful adapters were excellent at taking knowledge from one pursuit and applying it to another, and at avoiding cognitive entrenchment.*
David Epstein

in finding your True Self, you will have found an absolute reference point that is both within you and utterly beyond you at the very same time**
Richard Rohr

Developing creative range is something we are each capable of.

Though rigidity sets in over time when we fail to stretch, there remains some plasticity to be taken advantage of throughout our lives: n other words, it’s never too late.

It’s not about simply going deeper and deeper into what fascinates us.

We are curious creatures built for exploration and we should explore, bringing back ideas and pictures and words and colours and feelings and experiences and questions and enjoyment … .

These are the kinds of thing that will alter our creativity in the right direction.

We are not only what we know, as explorers, we are also what we do not know: we are also what is out there waiting to be encountered.

*From David Epstein’s Range;
**From Richard Rohr’s Immortal Diamond.

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