Do You Have Passion for The Possible?

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  • 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.

    Now what is going on in our era that is unique in human history? Get beneath the patterns of chaos and this is what I think you can detect. We are in jump time, also called whole system transition. This means that we have a rare choice point both for the world and for ourselves.

    As you all know, the current movements of change are accelerating radically, with new happenings in structural and social development, complexity, behavioral variety, and awareness. There is a multileveled transformation of our entire nature in the works as well as in the very nature and function of society. This includes the democratization of our human potential, as well as the wide scale experience of aspects of ourselves that we never thought to have.

    I believe that the very evolution of life is asking us to co-partner with it and to make choices that will serve the greater story. We must come to realize that grace, or, if you will, the larger reality structure, the Field of Being within which you are embedded, the Divine Reality is always and everywhere present, ever near, utterly available, and totally responsive to our desire for it.

    We are at the stage where the real work of humanity begins. This is the time and place where we partner Creation in the re-creation of ourselves, in the restoration of the biosphere, and in the assuming of a new kind of culture–what we might term a culture of kindness wherein we live daily life in such a way as to be connected and charged by the Source of our reality and become liberated in our inventiveness as well as deeply engaged in our world and our tasks.

    Now there is a quickening, a tremendous sense of need for this possible human in all of us to help create the possible world if we are to survive our own personal and planetary odyssey and come safely home – to the sanctuary of the soul.

    Jean Houston

    Scholar, philosopher and author, Dr. Jean Houston, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. A powerful and dynamic speaker she has served as consultant to several agencies of United Nations including UNICEF and the UNDP. She has worked in over 100 countries training leadership at every level to enhance skills and purpose so as to bring a new mind to bear upon challenging issues.

    A prolific writer and author of 26 books including A Passion for the Possible and A Mythic Life, Dr. Houston has recently joined the faculty of Evolving Wisdom, today's fastest growing global e-learning company specializing in transformative education, to provide her wisdom online in a cutting edge format. She is presenting a FREE 75 minute downloadable audio seminar entitled 3 Keys to Discovering and Living Your True Purpose now available at

    Additionally, she is the founder of the famed Mystery School where she still actively teaches and her Jean Houston Foundation promotes positive social change by developing international communities of leaders in Social Artistry™ to apply a wide range of cutting edge leadership and human potential development skills for finding innovative solutions to critical local and global issues.

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    1. Jen Reich
      Jen Reich says:

      With deep gratitude for your work. Thank you~
      Expansive One

      Holy is the moment
      We realize who we are
      Our connection to each other
      And to every distant star-
      Our unlimited potential
      Beyond the scope of mind
      The capacity for caring
      And the courage to be kind~

      Jen Reich
      Tucson, AZ 11-15-14


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