Pathfinding

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn younger days I travelled mostly on land. I never knew where the path would lead, but it was usually there in front of me: school, family, business, community, organizing a project, writing a book.

Now I travel mostly on water. Everything — current, water-plants, bugs, wind, clouds, birds, people scurrying through their lives in villages on-shore, nations, economies, wars, climate, the earth itself — everything is in motion, unfathomable complexity. Where shall I point the kayak? Pathfinding, the kind that works on land, won’t work here. Reaching out beyond the mind to the surrounding dance, I open myself to something bigger.

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