An End To Seeking

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Behind the Film, Words

‘We are a Work in Progress.’ ~ the often said words of the allegedly wise, repeated without question by those drawn to the inculturated humility of the idea.

And so lives the perilous myth on which our human existence appears to have built itself. We are not yet enough. There is someone we must become. This life has conditions …

Conscious Revolution – The Point Of This Work

“These times call for a conscious revolution in the way we act towards one another, driven by our capacity to better see and experience the common humanity that lives deep within our bones.”

Our innermost yearning is to be seen. And to know that we each belong without condition. But when this is not our experience, we are compelled to act dysfunctionally and it drives us further from one another’s sight. I become blind to you. And you to me …

A Creative Alternative to Hiring a Speaker

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Behind the Film, Events, Interviews, News

Someone had asked whether they could arrange a live Inner View Filming Experience at their event, as a creative alternative to hiring a speaker. I included these few words to give him a sense of what might happen if they were to do so …

“The room quietens as another film subject emerges deliberately from the audience. She, or he, approaches the Inner View Camera with something to say. Something worthwhile speaking. Words that have purpose, and an obvious use in his or her world. Perhaps even to the world at large. Words that set out to convince us all.

The subject sits. Close to the camera. Close to me. Eyes closed, ever deepening breath, as the spartan words of instruction remove any requirement from our time together. The point of being here, that was so vividly etched into a previously important list is now lost, as the image is cast in high contrast black and white to a large screen. Arrestingly beautiful. Always. We are all to be included unreservedly in this experience of the human soul made visible. Of humanity witnessed.

From a palpable and utter stillness, it is as if the subject ‘is spoken’. Words. And space. And an unbridled vulnerability of such profound importance that the audience cannot turn away.

Here there is nowhere to hide. Here there is no need to hide. Here there is the surrender of control, the control that kept us from seeing one another. From seeing ourselves. Here, for this moment in time there is freedom. And an experience that will most probably live deep within each of us.” …

A Participant Was Overheard Saying This

A participant on leaving an Inner View Program was overheard saying;

“This is the first time in my life that I never wrote a single note. Five Days. FIVE DAYS. And for some inexplicable reason, I feel that I’ve remembered more about my place in the world than I could have ever learned.”

This appears to be the way of surrender.

This Is Like A Hallowed Place

From this stillness and safety, the speaker starts to think more deeply, originally and creatively.

Previous jumbled thinking starts to make sense.

It feels like a truth, our real truth, who we really are, begins to emerge.

This is like a hallowed place.

See Colin’s Full Description of Inner View …

Awash With the Surrender of Control and an Extraordinary Mystery

For the first time I have committed words to paper by way of description of the way I film Soul Biographies, and the (meta) physical principles I know to be in play. You can READ this overview which forms the shape of the Inner View Method Program. I hereby dare you to breathe in this CURRICULUM.

It starts with this unusual introduction …

A Few Words of Warning

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.’ …

‘How To See Someone’ Audio

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.

If you’d like a download of this audio piece, send us a message …

Notes From Behind The Inner View Camera

The room quietens as another film subject emerges deliberately from the audience. She, or he, approaches the Inner View Camera with something to say. Something worthwhile speaking. Words that have purpose, and an obvious use in his or her world. Perhaps even to the world at large. Words that set out to convince us all.

The subject sits. Close to the camera. Close to me. Eyes closed, ever deepening breath, as the spartan words of instruction remove any requirement from our time together. The point of being here, that was so vividly etched into a previously important list is now lost …

Beyond Coaching For Coaches Masterclass Playing Now

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 …

Somebody Else’s Map. Somebody Else’s Markings

‘… 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 …

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 …

A Few Magnificent Clues As To How To Be Present To Another

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 …

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.

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 …

We Actually Look At Each Other Differently

Olav de Maat and his girl friend came along to an evening entitled ‘How to See the Human Soul’ in Amsterdam a few weeks back. And that is what we set about doing. With the image from the Soul Biographies camera projected on to a large cinema screen. Imagine the subjects – thank you Goor and Carolien – left with nowhere to hide and the beyond intimate black and white image leaving the audience similarly with nowhere to hide.

He wrote me this simple line a few days ago, about the experience of seeing deeper from inside their relationship.

‘… we actually look at each other differently now. Literally.’

In That Silence Everything Changed Forever

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, Testimonials

I’m often contacted by those who have been in front of the camera. A few weeks ago I received these few words from one such subject, filmed recently on Continental Europe;

“… in that silence everything changed forever.’

The Most Unusual Game of Walkabout

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, Films, Interviews, News, Products

There was a time where I was almost between Worlds. The Business World and the World that would come. But a World I didn’t know existed. And I made a game up. In retrospect it drew my notice to something that would define the way of Soul Biographies. The way of so much that I now experience. Last week I sat in front of the camera, and recounted the experience of this game …

109 Seconds Concerning the Point of the Films

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Behind the Film, Films, Interviews
109 Seconds Concerning the Point of the Films

‘… the idea of doing this (Soul Biographies) just turned up one day. There was no thinking it through. It was one of those intuitive ideas that exists in the realm of knowing. I knew I have to do this. But I have no idea why, how or in service of what.’ 2 Minute Film …

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

How The Camera Can Capture Consciousness

3 very recent minutes on the camera’s capacity to capture consciousness …

Soul Biographies in Amsterdam for the First Time

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Behind the Film, Events, News

I am coming to Amsterdam. This is what I emailed to everyone on the Film List in the Netherlands and Belgium …

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.

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.

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 …