Don’t converge until you’ve diverged

We are the dawning of the universe upon itself.*
Rebecca Elson

May you recognise in your life the presence,
Power and light of your soul. …
May you have respect for your individuality and difference.**

John O’Donohue

Sometimes we twist and
sometimes we stick;
Problems begin when we favour one or
the other.
Mihály Csikszentmihalyi recognised our
‘two contradictory sets of instructions’:^
a tendency for the conservative and another for
expansiveness;
Almost two hundred years earlier,
Friedrich Schiller had noticed the twin impulses
necessary for bringing us to “complete being.”^^
One is convergent, the other divergent –
What we know and what we do not know;
In-between lies the emergent, the possible,
Unknown unless we explore.
May your life endlessly dawn upon you,
Each day a new day.

If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.*^

*Rebecca Elson’s A Responsibility to Awe;
**John O’Donohue’s Benedictus: For Solitude;
^Mihaly Csiksgentmihalyi’s Creativity;
*^Friedrich Schiller’s On the Aesthetic Education of Man;
^*Madeleine L’Engle’s Walking on Water.

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