A viewer who had been a participant (a witness from the audience and the witnessed in front of the camera) wrote to me with these few words of warning;
‘… sitting in the audience may appear to be a somewhat ‘safer’ way to engage in the work due to the distance from the camera and the intimacy of Nic’s full attention … but this is a false security. By witnessing Nic at work you will meet yourself and inevitably you will be profoundly moved by who you see. In so many ways it makes no difference where you are in relation to the camera.’ …
Beyond the High Prison Walls
I don’t dream
of the freedom
that speaks of
my liberty to
act as I wish.
I dream of the
freedom that knows
beyond all shadow
of doubt that
I am everything.
For it is here,
beyond the high
that peace lies
still and unyielding.
A recently recorded few minutes as a contribution to you remembering your innate capacity to ‘see’ another.
From deep within the Art and Science of Witnessing.
‘… after nearly 15 years in close proximity to the camera and the human soul, it has come down to the stark realization that there is nothing to do, and no one to do it. And that this sense of profound surrender is perhaps the greatest contribution anyone could make to the world.’
Details of the teaching of this way can be found here. Many are inexplicably drawn to the possibility.
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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) …
I recently recorded the Beyond Marketing For Coaches Masterclass on Zoom Video, annotated it and added guitar. It is playing for the next two weeks. It is a worthy exposure of some of the key components of the Soul Biographies Inner View Method. It is playing for the next two weeks.
You can see it here …
‘… you think you have a map in your hand that’s going to guide you to where you need to go. And as you walk along you realize the map you’re holding isn’t helping. It’s somebody else’s map. It’s somebody else’s markings on it.’
Two minutes on film, and the sense of an Interior Journey on Camera …
To some this may remain forever bewildering. To others it might make clear an important step on the way to surrender. This is taken from a recent Masterclass Webinar entitled ‘Beyond Marketing for Coaches’. But if you are not on the coaching spectrum do not be put off. It holds relevance to anyone who longs to be more present to another.
An 8 minute video …
Often I am struck by fully formed images in the form of words, and have to pull the car over or pause the dog walk to take ‘dictation’.
In a fractional
a man caught sight
of the very decade
in which he
from this world.
And of all the
gained in a
this was the one
hour of his every
If you are a Coach or on the Coaching Spectrum, you should consider registering FREE for this Masterclass. It one was born of the visceral experience of many years and many coaches at the end of an unrelenting camera lens.
There are a number of profound pieces of the puzzle you might do well to recognize. This 75 minutes is about these. The next class is on MONDAY 26th February.
See the 2 minute video …
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. These businesses are disconnected from purpose.
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.
See the 2 Minute Video …
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.
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.
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 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 …
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 …
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
his own success,
as to the route
of his own
towards awareness …
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 …