audience superfluous

There is a height, a peak experience here, where people in conversations that matter to them lose themselves in the flow and come out the other side with some new realization, some new work that is already a part of them. They are giving themselves to something larger.

We cannot guarantee peak experiences and flow states: we can only open the space for them to happen, invite them. They arise among ordinary healthy people who feel free to be.

So when we seek to invite, we need to ask what we wish to invite: bodies lukewarm to take in what we spoon to them; wallets to pay for tickets; or people engaged in a great work.

Arias demand a singer; arias demand a hearer; an audience is superfluous.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on December 1st, 2008 | No Comments »

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