I just returned from Boulder, Colorado, where I had the pleasure to speak to the local International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) group. Boulder impressed me as a community of influential and insightful thought leaders. The room was filled with artists, group leaders, mystics, and healers.
One of the things I had heard about Boulder prior to my visit is the following joke: Boulder is 13 square miles surrounded by reality. The humor lies in the implication that Boulder is living in a reality other than the one in which everyone else is living. So, people outside of Boulder seem to believe that Boulder makes its own reality. And, coincidentally, the people I met inside of Boulder share that belief! So...is making your own reality a good thing or a bad thing?
My answer is that making your own reality is the only thing. One of the themes of this week's featured video is that there is no objective reality. In other words, the "real" reality (on which everyone can agree) does not exist, never did, and never will. This leaves only one reality: the one we make. Deep Creativity recognizes and celebrates this power to make one's reality. Great artists and visionaries have been creating such realities for a long time, and they have taken us on a journey into those realities.
After my first-ever visit to Boulder, I came away with the sense that Boulder is not only making its own reality; Boulder knows that it can; and Boulder knows how it's done! I bow to the creative spirit of this community. And I offer my sincere gratitude and AWE for the beautiful, warm welcome I was given by everyone I met. I don't know too many people who are living in that kind of lofty reality, where the spirit of openness and Ubuntu prevails. Now, imagine an entire community doing that together. That's a Boulder reality--and also a bolder one!
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