the future depends on what we can imagine

Thomas Merton offers a prayer for lostness:

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.”*

God or not, we all need those paths in our lives about which we’ve no idea where they’ll take us, which open up surprises.

We also need others to walk their paths of unknowing that may or may not lead them to us, bringing to us what we have no idea of – someone living differently, doing something we may like the look and sound of, and which we may try out ourselves:  ‘concrete embodiments of big ideas [which] spark imagination in ways that abstract arguments cannot’.**

(*From the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**From Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution.)

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