Caminante, no bay camino, se bace camino al andar.
“Traveller, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk.”*
A closed mind cannot see the future path.
A closed heart cannot hear the future path calling.
A closed will cannot let go in order to take this future path.
The journey before us, though, is from closedness to openness; from invulnerability to vulnerability; from fragility (through resilience) to antifragility.
If the liken the Future Self to a seed, the open mind allows it to penetrate our seeing and understanding; the open heart allows it to go deeper into our feeling and connecting and knowing – where it might germinate into possibilities of who we can become and what we can do; and, the open will understands it must let go of the good for the best, otherwise the new possibility with be suffocated before it can grow.
(*Antonio Machado, quoted in Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly.)
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