Don’t be a stranger

School trains people to work as maintainers. […] A few people somehow avoid these lessons and become instigators, impresarios and disruptors instead. They’re not only dancing with infinity but completely unsure what’s going to work, and yet they are hooked on leaping forward.*
(Seth Godin)

May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart
To come alive to the eternal within you,
To all the invitations that quietly surround you
[…}
May the Angel of Wildness disturb the places
Where your life is domesticated and safe,
Take you to the territories of true otherness.**

(John O’Donohue)

It’s time to show up, to do what only you can do, to give your heart and should for something, to become a living brand of something you care passionately about and makes a difference for others.

When it comes to your purpose here, don’t be anonymous: bad work can’t be corrected and good work cannot be rewarded.

We may not realise yet that we want what you are bringing but that’s just the kind of asymmetry we need.

(*From Seth Godin’s blog: Maintainers. For a fuller treatment of the industrial education system from Seth Godin, check out his thesis Stop Stealing Dreams.)
(**From John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us: A Blessing of Angels.)

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