scouting and leaping

24 we are finding 2

We do not know all we can know yet, nor how what we come to know will change us.

The universe is expanding.  As a child of the universe, you are made to grow too: to find a story you love and to live it.  Wisdom tells you this story is never complete.

‘The toll of making change is that you will be changed.’*

The living of this story will bring you to many open doors, and passing through open doors will tell you more about who you are and who you can become.

Knowing who you are and what you must do causes you to scout: ‘Again the proverb is, when in doubt, scout.’**

And when the door doesn’t seem to lead anywhere, it may be that this is a moment of expansion, a moment to leap.  When Chris Sharma broke the rules of rock-climbing and began leaping, ‘They discovered that it was a reasonable (but surprising) solution to a large number of rock-climbing problems.  Suddenly, impossible routes weren’t impossible any more.’*

‘So, when I’m thinking about the future, it isn’t enough to ask, “What happens next?” We must ask “What happens because of what happens next?”**

(*From Seth Godin’s Tribes.)
(**From Alex McManus’s Makers of Fire.)

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