Monday, May 24, 2010

Cleverness is good at manipulating bits of shared reality to get a result I personally want.

I don't usually want big enough or little enough to make deep change.

Much bigger than cleverness and closer to the ground, is letting the whole blessed thing find a way to be that is good, generous, and, by shared reality standards, unexpected.

Following intuition and feelings like "plant stuff here" and "believe sleep" can make anyone part of this big good surprise process.

When you let yourself be part of that, you're as surprised as anyone at the outcome.

You don't get to have the "Just as I expected, just as I planned" reaction of cleverness. You get to be around something new and good, and you get to get busy learning to live in a different world.