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  • A Clearer State Leadership and imagination Gonzaga University Marc J. Schaffner May 2, 2009

taking what you know andseeing it differently that is imaginationWhite, 2009 noamount ofskillfulinvention canreplacetheessential element of imaginationEdward Hopper leadingan artistic life is leading a reflective lifeWhite, 2009 merely to see, therefore is not enough.it is necessary to have fresh, vivid, physical contact with the object you draw through as many senses as possible and especially through the sense of touchNicolaides, 1941 The creative process is a process of surrender, not controlJulia Cameron we must accept that this creative pulse within us is Gods creative pulse itselfJoseph Pearce with courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.courage is the foundation of integrityKeshavan Nair one does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long timeAndre Gide it is notbecausethings aredifficultthatwe donot dare;it isbecausewe donotdarethat theyaredifficultSeneca Richard III Anne never hung poison on a fowler toadRichard my tongue could never learn sweetsmoothing word Shakespeare, Richard III, p 33 Queen Elizabethshall I be tempted ofthe devil thus?Richard Ay, if the devil tempt you todo good.Shakespeare, Richard III, p 251 Richard My conscience hath a thousand several tonguesand every tale condemns me for a villainShakespeare ,Richard iii, p 287 Benedict Purityofheart makinga lifeapartfromthecrowd, in a styleat oddswiththenorm Moore, preface, xv

  • see the
  • rule as
  • a pattern
  • or
  • model
  • instead of
  • a literal list
  • of dos
  • and
  • donts
  • a life
  • dedicated
  • to
  • community
  • and contemplation.
  • moore, preface, xvii

arrangeeverythingthat theStrong havesomethingto yearn forand the weak have nothingtorunfromBenedict, preface, xxx Do everything with counsel and you will not be sorry afterward benedict, p 12 contemplation Obedience humilitytrust service community M I N D F U L N E S s living in harmony with oneself and with the world examining who we arequestioning our view of the world appreciation for each momentwe are aliveand being in touchkabat-Zinn, p 3 requires effort and disciplinekabat-Zinn, p 8 if your mind isnt clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your lifekabat-zinn, wu-men, p16 stopping reflectionletting gosimplicitY generositY Trust mindfulnessKabat-Zinn References

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