stories for letting come and letting go (30)


‘[M]yths tell us that not only are we the good guys, but we are the smartest, boldest, best guys that ever were.’*

‘A hero sets off in search of something elusive that has the power to change both their life and the world.’**

There are those who stand out because they want to and those because they have to.  One steps into a world of scarcity in which only a few stand out, the other steps into a world of abundance in which everyone finds their “something elusive.”  One moves towards the place of stability, the other moves towards the journey of instability.  One wants to be seen to have arrived, the other is happy to be a constant learner.  One prefers answers, the other questions.

As IDEO’s Paul Bennett the questions arrives out of not knowing: “being comfortable with not knowing – that’s the first part of being able to question.’^

‘Wisdom happily lives with mystery, doubt, and “unknowing,” and in such living, ironically resolves that very mystery to some degree.  I have never figured out why unknowing becomes another kind of knowing, but it surely seems to be.’^^

(*From Jonathan Gottschall’s The Storytelling Animal.)
(**From Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit.)
(^Paul Bennett, quoted in Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question.)
(^^From Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward.)


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