In his award-winning play Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's character Valentine declares:
Today, that proverbial door is wide open. It is, without a doubt, the best possible time in human history to be alive, assuming you realize that your common sense has been rigged and you are, therefore, willing to have chaos in yourself and give birth to a dancing star.
We've never had more information to guide us—more data, more research, more science, more opinions—and yet, we increasingly feel more anxious, more confused, and more dissatisfied.
So what if everything we thought we knew is wrong? What if our basic reality—what we know to be true about how to think and live—isn't all it's cracked up to be?
What if the stories we tell ourself about the world, and about ourself, are preventing us from living fully and passionately?
What if using our predictive, reasoning mind to direct our life is actually sabotaging it?
And what if uncertainty isn't something to be overcome, but is the key to a vaster realm of experience, connection and understanding.
Dylan Thomas said that "a good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him."
That's what inspires us.
Our work (and this site) is devoted to helping you reconsider your approach to everyday life, and challenge you to find meaning in complexity and reward in the unknown, to be authentic, compassionate and brave.
Our mission is to move you to really live!