Practical Hands Leading to a Loving Heart

Reversing the heart, head, and hands approach to hands, head, and heart.

Another realization has struck me this morning and it relates to my struggles I spoke about before about using the head, heart, and hands approach to share my work. What has become apparent to me is that I’ve been taking the completely wrong approach to doing this.

You see I believed that I should be communicating the visionary “heart” of my work first (which is seeing Life as a MMORPG). Then I would communicate the logical “head” part next. And finally I would communicate the practical “hands” part last.


What I realized in communicating my recent post about Justine Musk and Brené Brown is that starting with the practical “hands” part of it seems essential. In effect, it gets to the root of the problem and touches upon what we are experiencing right now, both individually and societally.

Then after starting with that foundation, then I can build upon it and communicate the logical “head” part of it. Then when that’s done, then I can communicate the final visionary “heart” of it which encapsulates the metaphorical essence of it all.

What this seems to do is start with our practical world, and the emotional pain and suffering we may be experiencing within it, and then creates a bridge to a larger world of possibilities that lets us lovingly become so much more than what we believe we are experiencing right now.

By Nollind Whachell

Questing to translate Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey into The Player’s Handbook for The Adventure of Your Life, thus making vertical (leadership) development an accessible, epic framework for everyone.

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