Wisdom from Jean Houston

On this day of my life I see clearly that we must explore and develop those ways to engender the passion for the possible in our human development while discovering what that “possible” is.

In so doing we will discover ways of transcending and transforming the local self so that extraordinary life can arise. There is no question but that a larger life is latent in the human species and that we live only a small part of the life that is given. Thus it will require from those of you who are really serious about making a difference something that astronauts, sportspeople, great artists and inventors, mystics, social artists, and co-creators are always open and available to–the acquiring of a greater nature.

This means however that one agrees to relinquish those limited and limiting patterns of body, that is sensory and motor patterns, of emotions, of volition, of intelligence and understanding, and of spirit that have been keeping you from becoming all that you can be. Stop it. You are boring God.

One also must agree to allow yourself to instead become available to the extraordinary dimensions that each of you contains for much larger life in body, mind, and spirit. This, I absolutely believe is what is required of us if you who will continue to live are going to help our era survive and grow….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Jean is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time and a principal founder of the Human Potential Movement.

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Monica May
Monica May3 years ago


Kathy K.
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Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda4 years ago

Expand, do not contract. Unlearning is a big part of that.

Rachel Elson-Ockwell
Rachel Ockwell4 years ago

Interesting perspective. Thank you.

Debra Griffin
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Debra Griffin
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Rana Sinha
Rana Sinha4 years ago

Good, thanks.