“… I stumbled across four words spoken by Ramana Maharshi in answer to a seemingly simple question. Immediately I realized that what he had said is my experience of people from behind the Soul Biographies Inner View camera. The question was – ‘how are we supposed to treat others?’ The answer that came was – ‘there are no others’.
The 13th Century Mystic Poet, Rumi described the possibility of a field; “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” These few words point to the possibility of an experience between people. This is Inner View. Those in front of the camera have often described the experience of time and space collapsing. And Inner View as a meditation like experience but between people. An experience of another without condition, and an ability to give conscious voice to important things. Here there is an extraordinary connection to an inner intelligence. Inner View at its essence is about self knowledge, and our own liberation. And I would like to show you the experience of this.”
Nic Askew, Creator Of Soul Biographies And Inner View
Inner View is an experiential change in the way we see and experience others. It’s a realization of our capacity to see others beyond judgment and without condition in order to create deep human connection.
AND RECOMMENCING IN-PERSON PROGRAMS IN 2022
Inner View is the way of and the sight with which the acclaimed Soul Biographies Film Series, an experience of human presence viewed by millions, has been made.
The films essentially provide evidence of this other way. The mindful witnessing of another without condition that allows authenticity to be experienced and truth spoken out loud, and the inner view of a person to be made visible.
SEEING BEYOND ALL DIFFERENCES
“Almost from the first moment I first picked up the Soul Biographies Inner View camera back in 2005, I’ve been asked the very same question consistently from those who have experienced the Soul Biographies Film Portraits, ‘where do you find these people?’. What I came to understand was that what most had meant to say was ‘ This is not how I experience people.’ And it became clear to me that the contribution here was to show people how to see an Inner View of another. How to see beyond all differences. In doing so they would also catch sight of themselves in a way that might change everything.”
When You Change The Way In Which You See People, Your Experience Of People Changes
FROM A CAMERA METHOD
The Inner View Method was developed by Nic over the years since 2005.
It was taught for many years ostensibly as a Camera Method, a uniquely profound approach to interview. Interview + Surrender. Un-directed. It became a valuable way of eliciting authenticity and truth on film but it was never truly just about the camera. The camera was the way it was at first noticed and then developed. But this use of an innate mindful presence has a far wider implication.
THE ART & SCIENCE OF WITNESSING
This is an Art and a Science. It involves the physical and the meta-physical. The easily described and easily seen, and the less easily described and physically unseen.
Witnessing = Seeing in the most profound of senses.
SEE. BE SEEN. SEE SELF
It leads to an increased capacity for the seeing of others without judgment and beyond all differences. Simultaneously we develop our capacity to reveal ourselves without the defenses that have for so long kept us hidden. Essentially, being seen. And, we develop our capacity to become aware of ourselves without judgment or condition. Essentially, the seeing of ourselves.
See the many TESTIMONIALS below.
“Within moments everything that is not important somehow falls away” | “The way I experience all of life has profoundly changed” | “It is like revelation and deja vu, both at the the same time” | “I’ve no idea how I would have come to this if I hadn’t participated” | “It resulted in an irrevocable shift. The veil lifted” | “Nothing has changed but everything is different” | “The most profound experience of my life to date” | “I found my voice rise strong and wise, determined and unfaltering in the direction of my soul’s purpose” | “This leaves only belonging” | “I figured out where true strength comes from” | “This is utterly beautiful and something that can’t be undone” | “This woke me up, I can’t go back to sleep”.
FIELDS OF USE
Inner View has been used far and wide in the fields of human development, interaction and exploration. Namely the fields of Coaching, Therapy, TV & Film Interview, Organizational Story Telling, Business and Sales Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Hospice, Health and Youth Work, Personal and Organizational Development.
Many undertake its practice simply as a way to develop their own awareness, and as a way of transforming the way they experience the people that surround them.
NOT A TECHNIQUE
Although we sometimes refer to this as a Method, it is actually not in any traditional sense. It is not a technique. It is the realization of an innate capacity to see.
It is well be described as a WAY OF NO-THING. The absense of action allows seeing (awareness).
WARNING ON INTELLECTUALIZATION
Warning from Nic : ‘For more than a decade I held back on committing words to what goes on in the seeing (witnessing) process that happens so readily under these very specific circumstances. Recently this changed, as I was compelled to describe both the physical and metaphysical elements of this far from usual Method and its education. And whilst I have chosen to use words such as curriculum and principles, I know that this way of seeing is awash with the surrender of control and an extraordinary mystery, of which we are an inseparable part. The knowing of this is most probably the point, and as such the education is rooted firmly in its experience. This should not live as an idea, and the Inner View experience has set out to avoid the very real and human danger of its intellectualization.’
MANY WORDS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THE PROFOUND EXPERIENCE OF INNER VIEW. A SELECTION ARE INCLUDED ABOVE. WHEN YOU CLICK THROUGH THE SLIDES ABOVE YOU SET YOUR OWN PACE
Do absorb a selection of the hundreds of testimonial words that articulate the nature and experience of Inner View. Note, Inner View has also been experienced/used with many organizations: Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, The Inner Game Institute, Prosperidad Ciudadana (National Political Party), Center For Leadership Philanthropy, Medtronic, Trustmark Insurance, Nieuw Unicum Multiple Sclerosis Center, Joseph’s House Hospice, MacArthur Foundation, US Bureau of Land Management, MIT Entrepreneurial Forum and many more.
Interconnected Like Nature But With And Between People – 56s – Russell
A Glimpse Of A Way Of Being That Is A Rare Invitation – 54s – Dena
The Art of Slowing Down As A New Way Of Being With People – 48s – Marian
I Don’t Have To Search Anymore And I Feel Free – 52s
THE 4-MINUTE VIDEO ABOVE WAS FILMED DURING AN INNER VIEW PROGRAM
“I felt free” | “It’s still reverberating inside me” | “I have never been in a space like that before” | “It resulted in an irrevocable shift. The veil lifted.” | “I was left with a profound sense of calm” | “I felt hope that we would become a tribe” | “I felt such a deep connection” | “I’m able to hear guidance more clearly” | “The call gave me hope for the world” | “Within my depths I know that I am alright just as I am” | “Feeling intensely alive and very conscious of my whole body. A gradual revealing of oneself, rather than becoming anything else” | “Perhaps this was the dream seeking me out all along” | “I saw that all there was was light” | “Glorious nothingness” | “This experience of unconditional acceptance was something I needed to be a part of”
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