When we show up, it happens. When we risk failure and humiliation, it happens. When we pay attention, it happens. Art happens. Hugh MacLeod sent out this recent print in his newsletter. Art requires connection or it dies. Art happens when, as Seth Godin states in his latest book, ” we’re truly alive”. I witnessed it… Read more about Connection equates to art.
This past Sunday I finally sat down to watch the Pixar film Brave. During the film what I ended up watching most was my daughter’s face. When Princess Merida rode through the kingdom on her horse, my daughter let out a giggle and her face lit up. Deep inside something was truly touched watching the princess ride… Read more about Watching Others: Part 3 of how to connect
I love a scene in the movie Braveheart right before the Battle of Sterling Bridge. It is a short exchange between William Wallace and his friend Stephen. Stephen: Fine speech. Now what do we do? William Wallace: Just be yourselves. To be yourself, to show up in the full weight of who you really are… Read more about Showing Up: Part 2 on how to connect with others
Last night, as the votes were tallied, electoral votes awarded, and speeches were given, I was reminded how diverse my friends are. The updates coming in from Facebook and my inner circle on Twitter showed statements so wide ranging that I am pretty sure some of them would never sit at the same table and… Read more about The Day After: Grab a Pint and Keep a Friend