Entries by possibilityspace

We are possible

Science tells us we are basically machines, that consciousness, meaning, and spirituality are Impossible…and yet… Since we humans are here, we can be certain that we are not impossible. A conceptual model of “reality” that makes us seem impossible has to have something wrong with it. — Eugene Gendlin, A Process Model, Chapter III For […]

Meeting with NVC empathizers for Occupy Wall Street

This afternoon, 4 “empathizers” showed up on the daily conflict resolution call from 4-6. There was Jesse from North Carolina, Harald from Portugal, Jonathan from Scotland, and myself. There were no “takers” for our services, so we ended up having a fascinating discussion for 2 hours. The calls that Jonathan and Jesse have been in […]

How listening and being heard brings hope

“She just didn’t hope. Didn’t know how to begin to hope. I imagine that after thirty years the machinery for hoping requires more than twenty-four hours to get started, to get into motion again….. “And she was still groping, you see. She was still trying to find something which that mind which had apparently not […]

What keeps you going?

Focusing is what keeps me going. Checking with myself and getting a sense of how life is for me. When I feel that sense inside, I say “Oh, that’s what this is.” Sometimes I can’t feel it right away. I need to pause and give myself some space. Sometimes I need to ask a fellow […]