A Universe of Possibility


“Let us suppose, now, that a universe of possibility stretches beyond the world of measurement to include all worlds: infinite, generative, and abundant. Unimpeded on a daily basis by the concern for survival, free from the generalized assumption of scarcity, a person stands in the great space of possibility in a posture of openness, with an unfettered imagination for what can be… Life appears as variety, pattern, and shimmering movement, inviting us in every moment to engage. The pie is enormous, and if you take a slice, the pie is whole again… The action in a universe of possibility may be characterized as generative, or giving, in all senses of the word – producing new life… Emotions are abundant here: joy, grace, awe, wholeness, passion and compassion. Often people enter this state in the presence of natural beauty or at the sight of something of infinite magnitude, an expanse of ocean or a towering sky. These are moments when we forget ourselves and seem to become part of all being. On the whole, you are more likely to extend your business and have a fulfilled life if you have the attitude that there are always new customers out there waiting to be enrolled rather than that money, customers and ideas are in short supply. On the whole, resources are likely to come to you in greater abundance when you are generous and inclusive and engage people in your passion for life. In the measurement world, you set a goal and strive for it. In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold.” Rosa and Ben Zander The Art of Possibility