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.*
In that special silence, you get a strong sense of something that wants to happen the you wouldn’t be aware of otherwise.**
Here’s a playful exercise,
Figuring out how what you do on a day-to-day basis would
save the world:
What do you want to save the world from?
What are your superpowers?
Who helps you to do this?
Who are you helping?
Directly or indirectly,
For large numbers or for the one –
We can all make the world a better place.
Adventures do not require us to
risk our lives crossing
More often, they’re available as we
turn up in our very familiar worlds
with greater intention as a result of
inwardly and outwardly.
*Maria Popova’s Figuring: it’s not clear whether Ernest Shackleton actually subscribed to such an advertisement;
**Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski’s Betty Sue Flowers’ Presence.