Architecture of Meaning
Cultivating Meaningful Engagement for Highly Gifted Adults and Highly Sensitive People

Agents of Evolution

The Recovering Introvert

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I often use the phrase recovering introvert when referring to someone who has spent his or her whole life existing as an extrovert, yet whose make-up is that of an introvert and is only discovering this later in life. ...

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New Ideas

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

“The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who & what we are. ” ...

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Risk Taking

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty , 1869 ...

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The Challenge of Personal Evolution While in Relationship

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Evolving while in relationship can present its unique challenges. Personal transformation can arise out of a midlife crisis, an accident or illness or a natural unfolding. Whatever way it arrives, the process that is transformation can up-end all habits, intentions and ways of relating to others.

It is unlikely that one’s partner will be facing the same challenges, issues and crises at the same time you are. In fact, it is often fortunate that two people are not traversing the same disorienting and treacherous terrain at the same time. ...

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Presence as Intelligence, Intelligence as Beauty

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

At a time in evolution when what we know gives us no indication of how to make it through the challenges of our world, and what we can imagine fails to provide a bridge from the present to the future, perhaps it is useful to find a new way to relate to the notion of intelligence. ...

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