Art of Possibility

There are some changes in store for me over the next few months and I am making all kinds of decisions about things that I used to not think that much about. Sharing a few tidbits of wisdom I find on my path is a good thing to do here I think.

I finished reading “The Art of Possibility” by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander last week. Though there are a lot of parts that I almost skipped over since I grew bored of the musical examples, the messages in the book are really good.

By changing the way that we look at our lives we can open ourselves us to the possibility that amazing things can happen.

“We propose to call our familiar everyday world the “world of measurements” in order to highlight the central position held by assessments, scales, standards, grades and comparisons. In this story of the everyday, each of us strives for success, hoping to arrive at a better place than where we are. On our path to achieving a goal we inevitably encounter obstacles. Some of the more familiar ones, aside from other people, are scarcities of time, money, power, love, resources, and inner strength.

Let us suppose, now, that a universe of possibility stretches beyond the world of measurement to include all worlds: infinite, generative and abundant. Unimpeded on a daily basis by the concern for survival, free from the generalized assumption of scarcity, a person stands in the great space of possibility in a posture of openness; with an unfettered imagination for what can be.” –The Art of Possibility

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