I – You

When working one-on-one with my clients, I am dependant upon the “other” for me to be fully present. I am also dependent on the “other” to enter into the shared experience in order for it to be fully energized. . . a shared phenomenal world in common. An open mind allows for this phenomenon to unfold. A closed mind: too much judgment, doubt, fear or laziness shuts down the field and disallows the ever, evolving relationship and the context that it lives within.

When communication does occur at this level, when the field is open, the entire universe of possibility within the organization, business, or professional pursuit is clearly available. Each moment unfolds naturally. The interrelatedness between me and my client becomes the context which reveals how the organization can evolve efficiently and elegantly. For the artist, his or her passion returns. For the professional, goals and objectives reveal in an obtainable format.

“The basic word I-You establishes the world of relation.”

Buber, M. I and Thou. p.56.

By |August 1st, 2015|Categories: Clarity|0 Comments


What you hold, may you always hold.

What you do, may you do and never abandon.

But with swift pace, light step, unswerving feet,
so that even your steps stir no dust,
go forward
securely, joyfully, and swiftly, on the path of prudent happiness,
believing nothing
agreeing with nothing
which would dissuade you from this resolution
or which would place a stumbling block for you on the way,

so that you may offer your vows to the Most High

in the pursuit of that perfection

to which the Spirit of the Lord has called you.

by Clare of Assisi (1193? – 1254)

By |June 11th, 2015|Categories: Clarity|0 Comments

The Eventual Eats the Immediate

Freddie deBoer’s article, The Resentment Machine, speaks of the monetization of human practice, specifically, consumption as achievement. Caught in valueless times, products of competitive households, the current Internet generation having nowhere to go, seeks solace in investing consumptive cultural goods with meaningful importance. Could it be true that they have gifted away their passions and with that, any hope of revealing a true self?

Just recently, my son called to say that he was dropping a theory class to join a salon for poets. Prior to reading this article, my response would have been quite different. I would have hedged on the side of resume, grad school, and job possibilities. Only now can I recognize the urgent need “only to create for the sake of creation, to build something truly your own for no purpose and in reference to the work of no other person.”

Of course, I gave him my blessing. ~ Sdukes

Image: Tdukes, 2011

By |January 17th, 2015|Categories: Clarity|2 Comments