Under Your Roof
“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” – Barbara Kingsolver
We make plans, set goals, do the work. Often, we don’t end up where we aimed for or we do and it’s not what we think it should be. Detours, delays, wrong turns are all apart of the trip. If we focus only on the destination, we miss the journey. Hindsight shows how it is all woven together, the path is clear over the shoulder. Going forward to new destinations requires trust, permeability and malleability.
Reignite your imagination, jumpstart wonder and learn how to dream again. Broaden your horizon with optimism rather than narrow and shallow it with rearview mirror thinking. Go into each new day into unknowing and inquiry, look for patterns and new connections in what is already present and available today. Hope, joy and enthusiasm – fuel for the journey, even to places and spaces not in our plans.
“Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.” – Elie Wiesel