The step two mystery
From where does understanding emerge? How is it that wrestling with a blank page can end up leading to form? Content? Meaning? I don’t know about your process1; all I really understand is that something seems to happen in mine.
There’s this cartoon. Two scientists are standing at a blackboard. There are lots of scribbles on the board. On the left are a bunch of equations. In the middle it says, “Then a miracle occurs.” On the right, more equations. One can assume it’s a resolution. One of the scientists says, “I think you should be more explicit here in step two.”
It feels like that.
I’m often amazed how much can happen “in the background.” Now, I’m not claimming any kind of brilliance here. I think we all do this in one way or another. I think what can be really potent is to get clear about where we need to rely on that step two.
What are the miracles we need to call forward? How can we lean a bit more into that step two mystery?