The essence of somethings are challenging to articulate because their nature lies beyond the reach of words. This is true of much of the work that seeks to contribute to a more aware world. The answer to the predicament is to pay attention to the place one is speaking from.
I haven’t printed a ‘business’ card since 2015. I was never very good at handing them to people. I’m Inner Viewing (filming on stage and speaking of what is and isn’t happening) in front of 500 at an Entrepreneurs’ Organization event in a few weeks from an outdoor stage by the edge of Lake Tahoe, and thought I should print another.
I selected two pieces that speak to at least some of what I will be ‘pointing to’ on stage. Amongst the many mind-bending consequences of ‘surrender’.
Through almost two decades of sitting utterly still with many many people I noticed that an extraordinary experience happened when ‘nothing was being done’ YET our whole world assumes that something need be done. There are entire industries based on BECOMING, because it seems like we are not enough.
‘… what if there were a moment in time where you weren’t fighting for this to be different.’
We sat and there was nothing, and I saw you. We sat and there was nothing and I became aware of myself. This is about a visceral sense of self knowledge, where the time and space between any two people can collapse. Then what might drive your entire life might be so dramatically different.
Over these last few months there has been a quiet yet almost seismic shift in my sense of all of this. Certainly in my sense of what I must do now.
In many ways it is all quite simple. Binary in nature almost. A life lived ‘by one’, or a life lived ‘through one’. I first became aware of this binary nature whilst filming Soul Biographies, and noticing that words come from one of two places. Language was spoken by someone ‘to or at’ another in hope of a consequence, OR it was simple spoken ‘through’ someone with no thought of consequence.
Next Monday I am to recommence the weekly emails. I’ve been on a break.
Most weeks since 2005, I’ve emailed out short films and words that point to the mystical experience of being human. Each providing clues as to the whereabouts of a profound inner frontier and how we might reach it. You’d be very welcome to join us in the exploration.