In This Time of Chaos

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Poetry

In this time of visceral chaos
what if this were the
last time I were to see you.

Might the possibility of
words left unsaid
haunt the rest of my days.

The Search for the Soul of America Has Taken a First Step

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in News, Soul of America
The Search for the Soul of America Has Taken a First Step

This transformational journey of sheer exploration is just getting underway. I have a distinct notion of where and how to look, but exploration is exploration. It has to suspend all believe and opinion, then venture down blind alleys and around darkened corners in order to find truth …

For Inauguration Day. The Black Mist

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 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 …

Guitar to Which You Might Dream

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Audio, Guitar, Images

Guitar to which you might dream. The image I took on the edge of last winter.

The Invitation

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 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.

You long for a meaningful place
in the world. And to
belong without condition.
Without struggle.

You long to be seen …

Us and Wrong

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Words

‘… we’re most probably asking the wrong questions, and searching in all the wrong places.’

What to Expect on a Soul Biographies Experience Retreat

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Events, News, Soul Biographies Experience

I am running an Intro Call entitled ‘What to Expect on a Soul Biographies Experience Retreat’. To give a sense of our time together, and how it might help you. All question answered.

Tuesday 27th December 2016. 8pm UK Time, 2pm US Central. For 30 minutes.

Here are the details …

North, East, South and West

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Poetry

Four friends set out
from where
they stood.

One went North.

One East.

Another South.

The last one, West.

Each in search of …

Two Fools in a Mirror

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Poetry, Words

We won’t have peace until we can
both agree,’ said the two fools
on either side of an argument …

Elections, Wrongs and Rights

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Words

I imagine the US Election to have held a mirror up to an entire Nation, if not to an entire world. But a reflection takes steadfastness to recognize, and courage to admit …

This is Important. This Might Be Us.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in News, Words

As I wander this world, I experience a depth and openness in people. A way of being together. But I’m struck by the most common of responses to such experience. An isolating juxtaposition. It is painful, often admitted and it is lonely. It goes something like this …

Man’s Best Friend

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Poetry, Words
Man’s Best Friend

A man sits quietly with his dog.

He often sits quietly with his dog.

She, with her ‘this is enough’ face.
He, with his matching ‘nothing
need be different’ expression …

A Few Words of Warning

A viewer who had been participant in both possibilities within the Soul Biographies Experience (a witness from the audience and the witnessed in front of the camera) wrote to me with these few words of WARNING …

Words by Way of an Invitation

I wrote these few words by way of general invitation to all Soul Biographies Programs;

To truly bear witness to another allows for a voice that seems rare in this age. A voice that doesn’t set out to convince the world of right and wrong. A voice that starts without knowing where it might end up. A voice alive with truth and vulnerability, that travels without fear of consequence. The unfiltered voice of the human soul. The strength and wisdom of such a voice can change the course of a life. Even an organization. This time is about such a voice. This is where we will go …

I Simply Must

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Events, Soul Biographies Method, Viewer Words

I received these few words on an enquiry form, regarding one of the Soul Biographies Programs.

Yes, please.
I simply must attend.
For my soul.
For my work.
For my life.
For my service to others.

The 2017 Program will be out soon. Much expanded.

Washington DC Soul Biographies Method Day

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Events, Films, News
Washington DC Soul Biographies Method Day

Finally details are up for this immersive Soul Biographies Method Day. Built around the practical experience of live filming in the Soul Biographies Method. See the short audio film …

A Free to Use Coaches and Trainers Resource

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in News

The Soul Biographies Collection has recently become a free to use Coaches and Trainers Resource …

A Book of Poetry, Finally

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News, Poetry, Words
A Book of Poetry, Finally

I’ve been writing poems, or perhaps aphorisms, for more than a few years. They have appeared in many books, just not my own. I never seem to have made the time. I’m with a publisher tomorrow …

Presence Before the Story

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Audio, Behind the Film, Films, Soul Biographies Method

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 …

A World that Passed by Unnoticed

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Images, Observations, Words
A World that Passed by Unnoticed

We spend so much of our lives looking out across this vast world, dreaming of movement to somewhere. To somewhere else. Focusing on easily distinguishable objects …

In Search of Who I Am and What I’ve Been Pretending Not to Know

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Events, Soul Biographies Method
In Search of Who I Am and What I’ve Been Pretending Not to Know

The second I sat down in front of the camera I found out that something else was already there in search of me. In search of Who I Am, What I Stand For, and What I’ve Been Pretending Not to Know. Instinctively, I ducked. I weaved. I recited poetry. But I discovered you can’t spar with silence. And in the end …

Talking About Not Talking

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Observations, Words
Talking About Not Talking

Tim Gallwey, Inner Game of Tennis Tim, and I speak often. And for hours and hours. Barbara, Tim’s partner, often ends up having to forcibly separate him from the phone in order to fulfill some prior engagement. She’s great. A while ago, we clocked up a three conversation about not talking. Odd. The irony of it all …

The Artist Who Works with Nothing

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Poetry, Soul Biographies Method, Viewer Words, Words

A someone who recently sat in front of the Soul Biographies Camera woke up a few days ago with these unexpected few words in her imagination. She had no idea where they had come from. Or why, but thought that they pointed to something of importance with respect to this somewhat mysterious work […cont]

Broken and Seemingly Alone

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Images, Words

Last week I caught sight of this tree, broken and seemingly alone. That is until I attended a lecture on the latest research observing that trees are connected and act on behalf of each other when in need. Perhaps most fragments in this natural world have such capacity. You and me included …

PTSD + Navy Seal

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Images, News
PTSD + Navy Seal

I took this Portrait of Christopher Maher at a recent Soul Biographies Retreat. He is an ex Navy Seal turned Healer, out of necessity. We are planning to investigate how we might work on PTSD together.