Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.*
By choosing form, he’d be setting up to become an explorer. His goal to discover all that the form is capable of.**
What is “it”?
How has it been done before?
How will you do it?
Or perhaps you will do something completely different?
As species after species passes on their genes, what we’d notice – if we could hang around a mighty long time – is that each generation basically does what the last generation did.
Then we come to humans, able to change direction in an instant and do something differently or even to pursue something that’s never been done before.
Here’s how John O’Donohue’s blessing begins:
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you are ready to emerge.*
*From John O’Donohue’s Benedictus: For a New Beginning;
**From Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.