For Readers of Antonio
A. Feliz' new book, Becoming Open Souls
FRANCISCO, November 5, 2004--I assume
you have arrived at this page because you have read my friend Tony
Feliz' wonderful and important new book, Becoming Open Souls,
and seen references to this website.
writing speaks truth to the dominant paradigms of our time in ways
that remind us of Shakespeare's admonition, "There are more
things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your
philosophy." To use Tony's language, I want to say that I am
in complete "agreement" with his message and his meaning,
and I "affirm" that I have "experienced the experiences"
with him that he recounts in his book.
What makes Tony's vision a "topian" one is this: topia
is nothing more or less than what is created when we share the path
of becoming open souls. By creating a community of open souls, we
begin to reshape and transform the world in a more inclusive, nonviolent,
and compassionate way.
I want to
share with you some practices and ways of seeing that I hope will
amplify your experience of becoming an open soul:
(for more on the idea of inclusive envisioning, click on the link
to the left)
Envisioning Exercise #1
I am another
p.s. If you
haven't read Becoming Open Souls, you can find copies at
or on the publisher's website, Concord