Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honour and recognition in case of success.*
There is in each of us the desire for adventure.
We’re nothing if not inventive as we seek to satisfy this through different ways and means but the fire will not be assuaged by anything less than the venture we are here for.
Sometimes it all begins to emerge when we go slow, alone and silent:
In that special silence, you get a strong sense of something that wants to happen that you wouldn’t be aware of otherwise.**
*Ernest Shackleton, quoted in Maria Popova’s Figuring: the advert may not have existed;
**Joseph Jaworski from Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Sue Flowers’ Presence.