Uninvited

Blue moments open windows of insight into what it means to be human, and they call us to do something – to follow them.*
(Alex McManus)

In the end, nobody knows what freedom really means until one finds out what freedom really costs.**
(Hugh Macleod)

Sometimes, to be really in, we have to be out.

To be curious …

To wonder …

To ask our questions …

To offer the gift that removes boundaries …

(*From Alex McManus’ Makers of Fire.)
(**From gapingvoid’s blog: Here’s to the crazy ones.)

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Keeping the channels open

Endeavour to remain aware
Of the quiet world
That lives behind each face.*
(John O’Donohue)

give the person speaking respectful interested Attention**
(Nancy Kline)

I interrupt people.

I interrupt the usual, the same old same old, the what you see is all there is.

My aim to give uninterrupted attention to what lies beneath the rush and familiar and normal.

(*From John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us: For a New Position.)
(**From Nancy Kline’s More Time to Think.)

Any more questions?

And I hope there will always be an edge between the known and the unknown, beyond which lies strangeness and unpredictability.*
(Alan Lightman)

Those worth listening to are still asking and following their questions, still opening their minds, hearts and wills.

We’re all members of this question-generating species.

(*From Alan Lightman’s The Accidental Universe.)

You have to say yes

While finite games are externally defined, infinite games are internally defined.  The time of an infinite game is not world time, but time created within the play itself.  Since each play of an infinite game eliminates boundaries, it opens to players a new horizon of time.*
(James Carse)

Internal life is generating life.

It’s not so much a destination – does anyone have it fully? – but more a state of flux, of movement, of questioning and exploring around a deep core.

It does not come to us unbidden.

(*From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)