The Visionary is one who sees well- with imagination and feeling as well as with clarity and precision. She sees the potentials as well as the actual, and she sees how to get from one to the other. She sees into people, places, and possibilities and cultivates a relationship with the invisible realms as much as with the visible. She is in conversation with the mysteries of the world, on the lookout for signs and omens. She attends especially to the edges, those places where one thing merges with another, where consciousness shifts and opens, where the world becomes something different from what it initially appeared to be. Of the four windows of knowing (thinking, feeling, imagining, and sensing), imagination is the Visionary’s most potent tool, her way of seeing into the dark of the underworld, her way of illuminating the shadows, of dropping deeper into soul. ~Bill Plotkin
we forget how to stay open because we set ourselves up for failure…..rigid and lacking mystery……
inquiry for today~ how can you respect yourself and your full experience a little bit more like noticing the opportunity of finding heart?
As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, we feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We deserve something better than resolution: we deserve our birthright, which is prajna, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity. Prajna is the unfiltered expression of the open ear, open eye, open mind that is found in every living being. It’s a fluid process, not something definite and concrete that can be summed up or measured. Meditation provides a way for us to train in prajna- in staying open right on the spot. We cultivate a simple direct relationship with our being- no philosophizing, no moralizing, no judgments. Whatever arises in our mind is workable. ~Pema Chodron