The Anatomy of Discovery, Part One: Bridge

This week features a series of posts to unpack and unfold the anatomy, so to speak, or design of The Iconic Self Online Experience to give you a window into how it works and why it is such a distinctive offering. But these elements are also core elements of all of our Soulful Journey offerings, and things my friends and collaborators looks for as hallmarks in our own journeys of resources that we trust and ultimately rely on. Our own experiences of powerful discovery all have these things in common--so whether or not The Iconic Self Online Experience is your right thing at your right time, my hope is that this Anatomy of Discovery will regardless help light your way.


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Part One: Bridge

The first element of discovery is really structural in nature--skeletal, one might say. It involves building a bridge between two banks:

  • understanding and living
  • good ideas and practice
  • concept and experience

Too much of what we come across or try to learn from leaves us on that first bank, building up a head full of knowledge that somehow still never manages to change the game.

There are so many good ideas and interesting concepts "out there" to toy with, but increasingly I have little patience for things that stop short of the rigor to even inquire how to translate those things into a new experience, practice, or way of life. Concepts and ideas alone, without a process of translation and integration, have an insufficiency to them that no longer holds my attention.

  • Yes, we say, we would LOVE to have a peaceful relationship with our bodies--it's the finding a way in that's hard
  • Of COURSE it would be great to be in touch with our intuition and know how to follow it--it's the How that everyone is so vague about
  • It's not far-fetched that we hold the worst of ourselves at bay, but what if we're withholding our best? How do we dare the minefield to recapture our hidden treasures? How do we know in which direction to look?

In The Iconic Self Online Experience, discover:

  • the way in
  • the How
  • the daring and the direction