Too many people seem too busy getting in their own way in their own way.
Every time we try something new we test capability to grasp something dazzling or dangerous.
Revealing our vulnerability, weaknesses and shortcomings – having no assurance testing ourselves won’t reveal a new failure, a new mistake, a new blind-alley in life – we open fresh chapters, new adventures or some fresh roles we might play in the world. Yes, every time we step into this field of all possibility we let go of something, releasing our need to cling to things ‘of our past’ – and stop getting in the way of our ‘yet to be invented’ future.
Every time we try something we open the door to possibility. Sure, we risk an invasion of bugs, stray dogs and unwelcome intruders – but with an open door sunshine gets in, ideas get in, new people get in. If we let them.
Leonard Cohen wrote this great line in ‘Anthem’:
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
A new opportunity, new place or new people – imagining possibilities, and it helps if we are a little bit cracked.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 4C/39F, nippy/clear, full moon provided a flood-light experience as dark morphed to pre-sunrise; Gusta found some interesting things to sniff and scared two squirrels (or maybe they startled her), I fell well-rested well walked-stretched, ready to launch a very productive day ...
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