Breaking Down the Wall with Rob Bell - Part Three: Wisdom-Bombs

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That word - TIME - is tricky for ``productive`` and ``busy`` people. But the thing is that we cannot produce something NEW - bring new insight (aka, WISDOM BOMBS) - without it."

This is part three in a four-part series about what I learned sitting in the audience of the talented Rob Bell. Check out parts one (on space) and two (on resonance) here.

That's the only word that seems fitting for Rob's content: wisdom-bombs. There were so many "hmmmms" and "huh"s and "whoa"s and "yes"s...

Here are some of my faves:

"I didn't ask for success, I asked for wonder." (Quoting Abraham Heschel)

"What does a place look like that honors the full human expression and experience?"

"Who you aren't isn't interesting."

"You are the steward of your energies."

"True holiness is never self-conscious" (Quoting Richard Rohr)

"How do you develop a thick skin and keep your heart soft?"

"Dickie Lives!" (There's a wonderful story here, that I'll share with you on the show at some point!

There are volumes and volumes of articles and ideas and processes that people use to create their content.

There are lots of ways to skin that cat - and I generally shy away from following the SAME path for every talk.

But I can say this: Rob's content creation is full of lightness and depth; it's full of stories that swirl and statements that sear.

It's full of wisdom-bombs, and content like that just doesn't appear on the page.

HERE'S THE THING

Creating content that is full of wisdom-bombs requires time.

Have you listened to the Mini Moved Me episodes on the Creative Process?

In the process, we need spend time RESEARCHING and then RETREATing (or reframing).

In other words - we consume... and then we need to give our brains time to process all that consumption.

That word - TIME - is tricky for "productive" and "busy" people. But the thing is that we cannot produce something NEW - bring new insight (aka, WISDOM BOMBS) without it.

Time - to iterate, to read, to talk and question and pull-apart; it takes time to practice and roll the ideas around out loud. All of this is a matter of co-creation, process and courage

WHICH BRINGS ME TO

The final post on this series: CO-CREATION. Look for it tomorrow