1. How important is the "big picture" to you, do you need a glimpse of the possibilities or are you a details person?
I serve in a leadership capacity (mostly big-picture) in several arenas, and a support capacity (mostly little details) in my day job. Feels a bit bipolar to me, but I'm trying to see it as a spiritual practice to balance the two–to find the "third way," if you will.
2. If the big picture is important to you how do you hold onto it in the nitty-gritty details of life?
Big picture is MUCH easier for me than details (with the caveat that I may occasionally be deluding myself; see this post, below). For the details: lists. Love writing 'em, rearranging 'em, crossing things off. :-)
3. Name a book, poem, psalm, piece of music that transports to to another dimension (one...what am I thinking...)
The choral music of Arvo Part (really any of it) pops a big tranquilizer dart into my "monkey mind" (wow, I'm such a Buddhist today!) and suspends me in midair, up by the rose window of a beautiful cathedral. Mmmmmm...
4. Thinking of physical views, is there somewhere that inspires you, somewhere that you breathe more easily?
Two views come to mind that ease me into a feeling of presence in the moment: a vista of Big Water (almost any) and Beloved, asleep (awwwww).