Navigating this intermediate time

I suspect that we need a new pair of eyes and a new compass.

This time of passing through familiar yet unknown territory is unlike anything we have experienced before. And it can feel overwhelming.

If we try to make sense of it the way we always have, we’ll lose our way.

And if we try to control it, then we’re living a dangerous illusion.

So how do we navigate this intermediate zone where there are no absolutes?

We probably need a new appreciation of hope and how to be present.

~ Stimulated by both life experience and listening to the care-filled conversation between Pico Iyer and Elizabeth Gilbert for On Being this week: The Future of Hope 3.