Walk out to walk on

To be is to leave behind, no matter where you are staying or where you are going.

Even if you stay at home, life will still be about leaving behind.

Leaving behind is what we do. It is what we are good at. Collectively.

As we are also good at moving on. It is what our ancestors did.

It is what brought us here.

What brought you here to read this post.

Maybe this thought can be comforting when facing challenges like the economic crisis, global warming and so on.

Some of us go on a world trip to enjoy the experience that they actually can leave behind and still be able to live a good life.

Some of us develop a deep sense and understanding what it means to ‘be here’, through mindfulness, meditation or other practices. They enjoy the experience that they can accept how leaving behind fixed notions and ideas about what we have to preserve and be can set you free and allow you to stay where you are and in that way live a good life.

Some of us do neither of those and live life.

Most of us are.

A bit of the travelers, a bit of the mindful, a bit of the natural.

Simply superbly human beings, who each in our own way are continuously “walking out to walk on”.

Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, is a book by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze.

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