When did you last declare what you need? When did you last speak it out loud and into the world with a knowing, a steely certainty born of the challenging and conscious work of uncovering what it is that you truly need?
This an ancient trailer sequence of Soul Biographies as they used to be, and in many respects still are.
This is unusual. Filmed Fall of 2019. This 30 minutes of footage is pretty much uncut. Insights, admissions and all. It is deeply reflective and revealing of where this work is now to be pointed, and the contrarian nature of life and purpose finding you rather than you heading off to find it.
John is courageous in many respects. To challenge a system from within. Not expected on Wall Street. Not acceptable. To expose oneself to uncertainty and exclusion from one’s peers with all that might bring is often too great a barrier to act. But if not you, then who?
The ability to see through the eyes of another holds the key to empathy, and I mean ‘see’ in its most expansive of definitions. And such empathy exists as a quality that might transform the complexion of everything. This film reveals the experience of a world through the eyes of paranoid schizophrenia.
This starts ‘a man seemingly larger than nature intended lies staring at the ceiling waiting for his time.’ A deeply reflective experiment in film from 2007, concerning the final chapter of a life.
When we set out on our search for meaning and for the answers that might lead us there, it’s all too easy to sit at the feet of wisemen and presume that our work is done.
A fixation on unexamined business goals or targets can lead to personal destruction, the destruction of colleagues and organizations, and even the destruction of nature. This examines the possibility of pausing, questioning and tapping an inner wisdom before deciding on goals.
Sir John Whitmore was the pioneer and godfather of coaching in the workplace. He fills these few minutes with many provocative questions concerning a life lived traveling an original path.
Beyond the far edge of all he knew, was the only place in which discovery would happen. The kind of discovery that would solve the predicaments of a life weighed down by much that is human. As is its nature, such discovery would seek him out.