We hope you enjoy this excerpt from The Imagination Matrix, a new book by Stephen Aizenstat Ph.D.
“Finding Breath, Staying in Presence, and Shifting Context are fundamental skills. Opening your Curious Mind is always your starting point on the journey to the Imagination Matrix. Activation of your Curious Mind opens the doors of perception. It begins when you feel at ease with Shifting Contexts in an intentional way. This is not hard to do. But in a world with so many distractions, to engage in sustained reflective practice takes intention. Opening your Curious Mind brings its own rewards. When inside the experience, your body calms down, and you breathe more deeply.”
“Follow curiosity, inquire into the important ideas, risk transgression. This takes courage, by which I mean letting go of old ideas, and shifting the significance of the events we fear. I mean the courage to be curious.”
– James Hillman, Archetypal Psychologist
Inside The Curious Mind
A quote that resonated with me this week…
“Curiosity opens the way into the dance, the eternal dance of life.”
– Marion Woodman, Jungian Analyst
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is founder of Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dream Tending, and the Academy of Imagination. For more than 35 years, he has explored the power of dreams through depth psychology. He has collaborated with Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, James Hillman, and Native elders worldwide. He is the author of Dream Tending and conducts dreamwork and imagination seminars throughout the US, Europe, and Asia.