I’ve been delving into these ideas of mission statement and vision; philosophy and the concept of a business plan. It’s deep work targeting my life’s work and packaging it up in a deliverable. The concept is to morph the industries of arts/ healthcare/ and education with an emphasis on meditative landscapes being a link to brain health. I strive to be a connector in the arena elevating the arts to the stature of science when addressing brain health needs.

I have a long way to go in fleshing it out and I’m beginning to think that a part of this exercise is putting it out there in the universe. That’s how ideas pick up momentum and that’s what it takes to make an integrated effort. Critical parts of this dream are embedded in the lives of those coming before me. I’m recalling a vision from this past summer when I saw myself climbing on shoulders… which alludes to De Chartres’ comment, “our lives are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants…”

 We find magic 
On the edge of understanding
Making us human.  —Jeremy Richman /father, neuropharmacologist

She exists in me now, just as I will and already do within my grandchildren. No one ever truly dies. The desires of our hearts make a path. We create legacy with our thoughts and dreams. —Joy Harjo /poet

I don’t know what I may seem to the world, but, as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. —Isaac Newton /physicist

To develop a complete mind. Study the science of art. Study the art of science.  Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.  —Leonardo da Vinci /polymath

This has been in the making for years and it’s just now getting some traction. “Energy flows where attention goes…” so true. For years now, I’ve gravitated towards the arts as my outlet. It’s how I make sense of this world. This has been my vessel and given my experience thus far, I feel confident enough to move forward with some mapping/planning and prepping for the voyage ahead.