Doing the next right thing…

Solvitur Ambulando. It’s a Latin phrase coined by Augustine of Hippo to suggest ‘It is solved by walking.’

I fell in love with it years ago as we started to explore what living here in our Welsh valley had to teach us.

‘Doing the next right thing’ borrows from AA and is beautifully captured in Emily P Freeman’s new book The Next Right Thing. I really enjoyed her wisdom and insight as she talked with Ian Morgan Cron on last weeks Typology podcast.

And that’s it really. If we simply stay where we are hoping that the problem is solved for us then we’re not doing our part.

Instead, we need to look up, look out and do the next right thing… and the next… and the next…

Solvitur Ambulando is an active phrase, not an intellectual concept.