Might the Conflict Series have been a Forerunner to the Soul of America

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Films, Soul of America

It was pointed out by more than one viewer that the new SOUL OF AMERICA Project had a forerunner. Or so they said – the Klamath Human Conflict Series I made a few years ago. In some sense, those viewers may have a point. Here is the trailer for that Series. It should give you a sense of the tone of voice …

This I Believe

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Behind the Film, Observations, Words

If we were to truly see each other from behind the folly of our own opinion, we might remember that we each belong without exception.

The Soul of America Nationwide Tour is Coming to Tucson Arizona

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Events, News, Soul of America

The Soul of America Nationwide Tour is coming to Tucson, Arizona.

26-30 April 2017.

More details to come …

How to Embed a Soul Biography on Your Social Media

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Films, News

For those who feel brave enough to want to post a Soul Biography Film on their social media accounts and have it play directly there (FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc). Here are the simple instructions … Simply find the film on my VIMEO Account and take the film specific URL then paste that into your post, and Hey Presto the player embeds in the post. Feel free to introduce with your own words.

A Kinder America

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Films, Soul of America
A Kinder America

In the search for the Soul of America I know the voice that will point us there has a very particular tone. Such tone comes from a place beyond the opinion of right and wrong. From presence without need to convince.

Michael spoke with such a tone. This fragment is a piece in an extraordinary puzzle …

This is What I Do

I am not entirely certain why I am able to do this but I am certain that this is what I do.

I have the capacity to see people deeply. And I am able to elicit and capture on film the experience of inner worlds. It seems important because this is where truth lies. And with truth comes clarity. And with clarity comes vast possibility. This is what I do. For the courageous, its application is far reaching.

Surrender. Which is Different to Giving Up

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Poetry, Words

Surrender.
Which is
different
to giving up.
That’s it.
Surrender.

Let Me Introduce You to the Moon

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Poetry

Let me introduce you
to the moon.

She sits up there
in skies afar …

This is How an Organization Could Shoot Video

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in News, Organizations, Soul of Business

Video shot for websites in explanation of an organization’s work in the world is most often so obvious. So obviously selling you on an idea, if not something more concrete. So obviously disconnected.

When one understands the mechanics of authenticity on film, one can set out to bring life to important work without letting oneself down. Without the disability of in-congruence.

I’m in Germany next week doing just this. Defining the arc of an organization’s work and what message will help its true understanding. Then filming over the week for just that, amongst the under current of human presence. It is an art worth knowing. It will bring in the audience that previously couldn’t see, couldn’t connect, on account of the confines of so many inadequate words.

This will be a full and glorious week of immersion, connected people and creativity in film. A true exploration and discovery in service to a grand purpose.

If these few words define your challenge in some fashion, we should speak.

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.

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 …