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Jean Houston Jean Houston philosopher. scholar. visionaire.

Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher, and researcher in human capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time, and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. [www.jeanhouston.org]

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What’s most meaningful to me, in this most critical time in human history, when what we do or don’t do will profoundly make a difference as to whether we grow or die as a species and even as a planet, is having a sufficiency of wisdom and creativity and compassionate action to make a difference.

I help individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, and, in some cases, even regions and countries, deepen into their own potential destiny, their potential possibilities, and make a difference. My life has to do with developing the capacity and consciousness of people and organizations so they’re able to bring new mind to bear upon social change.

I say, “Let’s look at your life. What’s going on?” And I listen very deeply. I become almost limp as paper as I listen, entering a state of radical empathy. We explore the story of their life. When we look at the effect of their life on other people, the issues becomes very plain.

I ask questions like, “What are you about? What kindness, what services are you giving to the human race and to the planet at large?” I learn from the stories people tell me about their lives. It’s like singling out a thread in a weaving. Where is the golden thread? What is the largest story? What are the lesser stories? What is the inhibition? What is blocking the way? What needs to be healed? Then one begins to determine what kinds of actions can be taken.

We might work at deepening levels of their own mind and psyche so they begin to bring together the emerging story of their life with the story of the world.  There are literally thousands of processes that can be used, including looking at their story in light of mythology and archetypes.

Hegel spoke about world-historical individuals, people whose particular personal passion corresponds to the turnings of the time and who become the entrepreneurs of progress. Such people represent cultures on the edge of a transition from one form to another. I ask them “What is the dynamic of the transition that’s trying to take place?”

The Greek word entelechy refers to the potential for becoming fully realized: the entelechy of an acorn to be an oak tree, the entelechy of a baby to be a grown-up human being.

I look for the deeper purpose within each person or organization or culture. I help them find the ability of the acorn to become the tree.

– Jean Houston

lifebyme.com would love to congratulate the fabulous Jean Houston on her wonderful free teleseminar “three keys to discovering and living your true purpose”.  Check it out HERE.

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