Center for Creative Inquiry

New Perspectives through Creative Inquiry

The goal of this publication is to share the journeys of our authors and creators as they explore their experience. We present writings, reflections and artistic pieces to inspire new ideas, new explorations, and new questions, sparking opportunities to tap into the richness and multidimensionality of experience.  

Every work presented here is a work in progress, because creative inquiry never settles on a final answer. We embrace the unfolding of insight without being bound by its conclusions. This is a playground, where creators and viewers can enjoy knowledge, celebrate its appearance, and move with the flow: what is my experience as I engage this piece? Is it changing? How do I know?


Video: The Power of Not Knowing

Many of our legal systems in the United States are centered on conflict between two opposing sides. Whether it is the adversarial model of justice or the two-party political system, we have adopted mechanisms for making decisions that assume the best outcome will emerge from the clash of two conflicting stories.

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What Is It Like To Experience?

Remembering Sogyal Rinpoche saying, “Your experience will not enlighten you.” And suddenly the words fly apart Diving into the space of Y-O-U-R Entering molecules of 

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Raven Knows

A trunk by itself is nothing Concentric circles locked in place Big zeros and little zeros Marking time, polarizing space   But add branches, add

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Relying on Direct Knowledge

One of the characteristics of thought is its power or charisma. This charisma draws us into the arena of the thinking mind, holding us captive.

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person climbing a rope

The Hook of Purpose

When we are mindful of our goal and aware of the present moment, our concentration links our energy to the momentum of time, effortlessly sustaining

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The narrative unfolding of the self’s story amounts to an ongoing agreement the self makes with itself for the purpose of witnessing its own identity

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Submissions to New Perspectives on Creative Inquiry is accepted via our quarterly themed contests as well as on a rolling basis. Please visit our submission portal to send your materials. 

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