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Wisdom from Mark David Gerson

Wisdom from Mark David Gerson

Perhaps the most important principles I’ve learned through the years are the ones that inextricably link life and creativity, the ones that keep me open to the infinite, that help me surrender to the unknowable, that push me beyond the bounds of what I can imagine.

I’ve also learned to be open to the synchronistic and the miraculous, to the numinous and the unseen. I’ve learned that not everything plays out as I expect. I’ve learned to trust my intuition above all else…even when that intuition doesn’t appear to make sense.

If I were a tarot card, I’d be The Fool, that questing soul who steps off the cliff in complete faith that he’ll sprout wings on the way down.

I’m also the main character of my novel, who embarks on his journey knowing little more than the next step. That’s, in fact, how I wrote the book: one word at a time, one day at a time, knowing nothing of where the story was taking me, trusting the story to be wiser than I was. It’s still wiser than I am.

There’s little in my life today, for example, that I could have predicted, planned for or tried to attract, because there’s little in my life today that I could have imagined, little that I even knew I desired. That includes the big things: teaching…becoming a parent…publishing two books….Continue reading at

Mark David is an inspirational speaker, spiritual mentor, a creativity coach, author and screenwriter.

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4:57AM PST on Feb 19, 2013

Being open is to accept oneself

5:19PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012


1:15AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

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12:05AM PST on Feb 26, 2012

short post wish it were longer awesome stuff

12:32PM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Gosh, I didn't want your post to end.... Thankyou

6:08AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Good post.

4:14AM PST on Feb 16, 2012

Thank you

11:03PM PST on Feb 15, 2012

Inspiring, thanks.

6:21PM PST on Feb 15, 2012

Wow what a great attitude you have! Love it and your philosophy about life;) Thank you.

5:26PM PST on Feb 15, 2012

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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