Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Passion for the Possible~ Teaser Tuesday









Hosted by MizB at shouldbereading.

Here's how to play:

*Grab your current read,
*Open to a random page,
*Share 2-3 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page,
*Please no spoilers!
*Share the title & author.


Today's selection is from Jean Houston's fabulous book:


'A Passion for the Possible:
A Guide to Realizing Your True Potential'.


"As you walk along you discover that you have become more supple. You move with fluidity and grace, each muscle and joint and cell having remembered its optimal form. You are delighted to be in your body.


You are drawn to all that lies before you--flocks of gorgeous orange and black monarch butterflies and ageless, elegantly draped willow trees, an ancient boulder, a babbling brook, an arbor of lush purple grapes. All around you is a light that feels loving, and that sensation of love is reflected in everything you experience--- a misty dawn, the blackness of seeds in the flesh of a watermelon, the salt smell of a sea breeze."


Jean Houston's writing leads you into forays of imaginative visualizations
focusing on the Sensory, the Psychological, the Mythic Journey and the Spiritual Quest.


One of the world's greatest teachers, she conducts Mystery Schools
all over the world. She has worked with some of the greatest minds of our time. And she knows the power of our own minds, working to help each of us explore and utilize its strengths.


"I once made a study of fifty-five of the most creative people in America, innovators like Margeret Mead, Joseph Campbell, Linus Pauling, Jonas Salk, and Buckminster Fuller. Each had sustained a high level of inquiry and discovery in her or his field over many years. Though very different in personality and interests, these creative geniuses, I found, had one important thing in common. They were each familiar with their interior world and believed that its ideas and images could spark their projects. Each had become an archaeologist of the mind,
a spelunker in the cave of inner inspiration."

Go spelunking with Jean. You won't regret it!

4 comments:

DolceDreams said...

Hi Kirsten,
Many thanks for stopping by and your compliments!
I love your header...but if you are interested, I just worked with a FABULOUS Graphic Designer who reworked my whole "deal"...banners, bus. cards, stickers, etc., etc....I highly recommend her and she is extremely reasonable. Her name is Winchester Lambourne, and she is in London. You can check out her shop on Etsy at www.winchesterlambourne.etsy.com
Oh and she did the ad that is on Anne's blog too...
I love this book, I will have to get it!
Nathalie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW.....an "ARCHAEOLOGIST OF THE MIND"...that is what I WANT TO BE!!!! Kirsten, thank you for THIS INSPIRING POST and your kind words during your visit. It is back to school for me in about 2 weeks, next week being a preparation and meeting week! What a fab summer. I hope you had a great one! WRITE ON THYME!!!! Anita

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Loved your excerpt, Kirsten.

I'm picking up the book closest to me - It is titled "Between You and I...A Little Book of Bad English" by James Cochrane.

Yet how often do we hear a weather forecaster talk of temperatures "between" 20 to 25 degrees' or see notices announcing that 'opening hours are between 9am-5pm'? The correct and simple way to express ranges of time or distance or temperature is of course 'from...to' and it is hard to find a reason for its not being used in these examples other than plain stupidity.

Me again - My friends are well, just scattered thousands of miles apart. I will say "Hello"!

Hope your week is a good one,
Catherine

Relyn said...

I love these Teaser Tuesdays of yours. I'm about to start Mockingjay. YAY!!