More than you know

Nothing is one thing. […] If you’re focusing on the part of your day that was just “fine,” then you’re ignoring the parts that were a miracle, or disappointing or thrilling.*
(Seth Godin)

May you discover you are more than you know.

Make a note whenever you are really energised by something, what you are doing, why you are doing it, who you are doing it with or for, and when you are doing it. In a few weeks you may have twenty to thirty different things on your list, probably small, but these are the best ones and will lead into worlds of possibility.

I’ll be exploring more of what things like this can mean in 2021, especially for those who have found themselves left by the pandemic without work. Spread the word.

In the meantime, however you will be celebrating at this time of year, may it be rich and meaningful.

I’ll be back shortly, but in the meantime, I’m posting pages from something I put together earlier in the year,

(*From Seth Godin’s blog: Nothing is one thing.)

Make change

A horizon is a phenomenon of vision. One cannot look at the horizon; it is simply the point beyond which we cannot see.*
(James Carse)

“Here, I made this.” […] These four words carry with them generosity, intent, risk, and intimacy. The more we say them, and mean them, and deliver on them, the more art and connection we create. And we create change.**
(Seth Godin)

We can get boundaries and horizons mixed up.

When we move beyond a boundary we encounter resistance; that’s why it’s a boundary. When we move towards the horizon, it moves.

Yes, there’ll be boundaries along the way, but by then we’ll have gained the self-knowledge and confidence to believe we can keep moving.

We will all see different horizons, defining the kind of change we will make.

(*From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)
(**From Seth Godin’s The Practice.)

It’s just expected

I don’t think learning is defined by a building or a certificate. It’s defined by a posture, a mindset and actions taken.
(Seth Godin)

Whoever takes possession of the objects of art has not taken possession of the art.  Since art is never possession, and always possibility, nothing possessed can have the status of art.  […] Art is dramatic, opening always forward, beginning so something that cannot be finished.**
(James Carse)

I may love habits and disciplines more than most, but I must remind myself, it is never about these per se but rather what they are supporting, especially when it comes to learning and art. These are primarily dynamic postures or attitudes, demanding new habits or containers to continue leaning into the future.

More than what is expected – which is the scripted life, may you continue to be an explorer of the dramatic.

(*From Seth Godin’s blog: source lost.)
(**From James Carse’s Finite and Infinite Games.)