Notes From The Unknown: Day 84

To move forward, one must be willing to get lost.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. Change is uncertain; change can be uncomfortable. It requires traversing the unknown. 2020 has catapulted us into change. We’ve been pushed into altered circumstances we don’t necessarily want—think COVID-19 and social distancing—while also recognizing things and patterns we no longer find tolerable or supportable and crave to leave behind us—think fractured politics and social injustice.

Yesterday, I learned that my work furlough will end July 1. I will be exploring a new life path and learning along the way.

Today’s message reminds me that infinite possibilities imply a lack of defined direction. To tap the full potential in change, I must be willing to get lost and make mistakes, to wander and discover. If I have a set route plotted for myself, I will limit my opportunities to those I can imagine. In the stumbling and fumbling, I will learn more clearly what works for me and what doesn’t. In wandering I find myself, which has always been my true destination.

How about you? How do you find your way?