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.

Thankful Words from a Single Photograph

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Events, Images, Poetry, Soul Biographies Method
Thankful Words from a Single Photograph

Thankful for it all.

For the seemingly unjust
alongside the
well deserved.
Its stark opposite.

Each plays its part.

Each might hold
equal measure …

Sister Jenna Radio Interview and Washington DC Live Events

Sister Jenna Radio Interview and Washington DC Live Events

A Radio Interview. What might be the experience of filming Donald Trump, and more. And news of Washington DC Events 30th November and 1st December.

The Tree of Dreams

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Poetry

Many had gathered under the
tree of dreams.

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

The Emperor Who Had The Last Laugh

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Poetry

So the Emperor had no clothes.

And we laughed.

As we all walk around
clothed as anyone
but ourselves.

We Are Fragile Together

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Poetry

We are fragile. You and me.

Though we act strong,
our lives are
held together with
thoughts of where
we might be tomorrow.
And of disappointed
yesterdays …

On Telling Truthful Organizational Stories

An audio interview containing thoughts and possibilities in the telling of truthful organizational stories. Actually I might have revealed it all. Or at least much of the nature of capturing authenticity in service of good work …

Fools in the Dim Light

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Films, Poetry

We are fools.

Scrambling in
the dim light
of the surface.

Rearranging
circumstance
blindly.

In the hope that
we’ll find the
answer …

NB : there is a film attached for all fools.

Beyond My Prior Courage

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Poetry

Might the cause of my misfortune
live somewhere beneath the
seemingly clear reasons
why, and why not.

Somewhere darkened, and
beyond all my prior courage.

And if so, might I find such
courage to face all
that will from this moment,
become uncertain.

Dallas Film Night this Friday

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in News

A close up evening of Soul Biographies and the experience behind the making of them. In a most extraordinary private residence. A converted church. Hosted by well known Dallas Entrepreneur. Soul Biographies viewers welcome …

Forever on the Far Side

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Poetry

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

To the far side of
another man
bearing
different
circumstance …