Humanity and Purpose in Business. In Amsterdam. In April

Purpose is the business of the inner world, yet so many set about the challenge of recognizing, defining and articulating it from the intellect, and an examination of what they believe the world to need. This does not work. And causes profound problems that have no chance of resolving themselves. Businesses go out of business.

In Amsterdam on 26 April I shall be working with business owners for a full day immersed in the examination and resolution of all of this from the vantage point of the inner world. The actually inner world, using the Soul Biographies Inner View camera. So that we might all come to know what true purpose in business is, and how to share it with the world …

An Utter Affront to Coaching. Or Freedom

If you are a #coach, the Soul Biographies Inner View Method might be an utter affront to everything you believe to be true or it might lead you towards a freedom in the way you work with clients …

The Anthisesis of TED

Yesterday I met with a group to talk about SOUL OF AMERICA funding ideas. Interestingly, after explaining the extraordinarily unusual WAY in which film subjects are captured, one of the group compared it to the storytelling in the ‘Moth Radio Hour’ and then to TED. Another immediately pointed out that it seemed like it was the very antithesis of these.

He was right. Subjects are left in utter peace without need until they are drawn by something almost otherworldly to speak. There is no story, rehearsed or previously told, that needs to be told. There is no need to convince the world of any philosophy or way. Spoken from this place words hold immense truth and potency. And the Soul of anything is revealed. The Soul of everything is revealed. It is dangerous to the status quo because little is built on truth.

The Invitation

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Audio, Events, News, Soul Biographies Experience

It’s 2am. You’re wide awake.
Feeling alone. Unseen.
And inexplicably lost.

Discontent despite all
that you have around you.

The people. Your life.
Your dreams.

You wear a face that tells
the world you’re OK,
but you’re not.
You’re bone achingly tired
from the relentless
game of belonging …

A Gathering of the Unordinary Ones in Minneapolis

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Events, Soul Biographies Inner View Method

A friend co-founded a magazine many years ago. The Utne Reader. The New York Times reported that if you noticed a fellow reader on the subway by way of a rolled up copy of the magazine under their arm, then that was reason enough to invite them to dinner.

That story haunted me. And then I realized that Soul Biographies offers the very same invitation …

The Black Mist

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Poetry, Soul of America

As the people railed against
the most obvious acts of
dark spoken violence,

they missed the black mist
that encircled the world …

The Surrender Of All Notions Of A Different Future

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Poetry, Soul Biographies Inner View Method

Perplexing to many, offensive to some and to the way we believe this life works. Wrote it anyway. Of course, I might be entirely incorrect. It has been known.

It does speak to the state of the person behind the camera in the Soul Biographies INNER VIEW Method.

‘The Surrender Of All Notions Of A Different Future’

A man of this new
and unfathomable age
surrendered all notions
of a different future …

The Loss of Clothing

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Poetry

I wrote these words about a journey many of us appear to be taking whether we consciously decided to or not. The journey of awareness. And for those that are, I imagine Soul Biographies here might serve as a place of respite from a nonsensical world.

The Loss of Clothing

A man clothed from
a wardrobe
fashioned by
his own success,
caught in-sight
as to the route
of his own
undeniable journey
towards awareness …

How Business Owners Get Purpose Wrong

Many business owners find it extremely challenging to articulate their purpose. To tell the world why they do what they do. It is important to do this in truthful and authentic fashion. It is important for founders and their reasons to be clearly seen. To be recognized without pretense …

What Was Revealed in Dallas

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in Behind the Film, Films, Interviews, Soul of America

There is this field. The field is the very atmosphere in which I film. It elicits something different in nature. And in Dallas, I sat in this field. This time, in front of the camera. And this is what happened.

This film will play just for this week …

No Need To Explain Ourselves

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in News, Words

This morning he wrote ‘I am grateful for your ways.’

I wrote back ‘And I am grateful that yet another person in the world shares such ways.’

I am now left with the thought that there is work to be done in helping us find each other …

The Dream Of Waters

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Guitar

This guitar track was just recorded. In Dm9 tuning.

The track is named after the late Canadian Guitarist MICHAEL WATERS. It was he who first introduced me to this dreamlike tuning. As we sat each early morning in Hollyhock (Cortes Island, British Colombia, Canada) playing guitar and speaking of how unfathomable life really is.

We of course played exclusively in Dm9 (DADFAE) …

Know That There Are Many Of Us

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Poetry

Most of what you have
will give you little
of what you need.

Most of what you do,
will bring you
no closer to
where you could be …

Humanity and Purpose in Business. In London and Amsterdam

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Events, Soul Biographies Inner View Method

This new One Day Program is in part an INNER VIEW METHOD Program. It focuses on Humanity & Purpose in Business – How to Identify it, Capture it Authentically and Tell the World.

Next events are in London and Amsterdam.

You can register free for an Introductory Call with Nic …

Forever on the Far Side

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Observations, Poetry

I wrote this after noticing how a particular someone would consciously and very obviously avoid those who didn’t agree with his way in the world. The effect such obvious exclusion has on the world is vastly underestimated, and we could all stand to examine if we are ever complicit in such behavior. #exclusion #bullying

Forever on the Far Side

A man moves silently to
the far side of a room.

To the far side of
another man
bearing
different
circumstance …

Constellations Film

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Films

This film has been described as mysterious. And to be honest it is. As is Constellations work. As is the way I film. As is life itself. Whether we choose to recognize it, or not …

Inner View Method Experience Film + the First 2018 Dates

This film was actually filmed by the ‘students’ on the last 5 Day Program. Edited by myself. It gives a sense of the ineffable experience and for what it is in service of. We now have the first DATES for 2018. USA + Europe …

Gratitude inside 3 Minutes

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Films

‘Gratitude in so many ways is so dramatically missing in the world today. Without gratitude nothing is enough.’

A 3 minute film …

Heaven From Hell

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Poetry

She assumed that
she could tell
heaven from hell.

But the weight of an
overly burdened life
would seek to
disagree.

+ a film portrait suggestion …

The Tree of Dreams

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Poetry

Many had gathered under the
tree of dreams.

All but one stood shaking its
branches for dreams
to fall…

On the Possession of an Adventure

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Poetry

Did you ever possess
an adventure
to call your own?

One that ran through
your veins like
blood caught fire.

Causing your heart
to beat far
beyond
its chest.

Did you ever possess
such an adventure?

A Rethink on Leonard Cohen’s Near Immortal Line

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Observations, Poetry, Words

Having re-read the #LeonardCohen near immortal line “there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”, I got to wondering if perhaps the light might have already been inside attempting an escape. And if that was the case then what that might say to the journey of becoming a someone.

A four sentence poem + a 3 minutes film …

The Man in the Cottage

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Films, Soul Biographies Experience

There was a man who lived in a cottage. He came to a day course I once did, and said ‘I’ve had a lovely day out’. The words were not entirely true. The next time I was in England I felt compelled to drive half the length of the country with my camera. This is the result. Fair warning – this is way out there …

From Unimaginable Depths

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Poetry

From the unimaginable depths
of human darkness
exists an almost
unintelligible
shard of light …

Presence Before the Story

The words that people say are pretty much insignificant when set next to how they are. This is important to understand if one is to catch the ‘stories’ of this human race. An AUDIO FILM …