Coming and going

La ruta nos aportó otro paso natural = The path provides the natural next step.


It’s not only that this spanish phrase is a nifty palindrome but the way that it’s essence as a palindrome combined with its meaning gives it so much usable weight.

Whether you are coming from or going towards, you are in motion, on a path from what has been to what will be. What you know from walking that path is that it is as much the walking as it is the path that shapes your experience.

What have you begun that hasn’t shape-shifted into something you could not have anticipated?

What has become of your life that you could not have predicted all those years ago?

What new path do you yearn to walk, the encounter with which you imagine with a specificity bordering on fantasy?

It never goes as you think it will. But that doesn’t keep you from walking. It only helps you do so with a keener sense of curiosity, enthralled by the holiness of the unknown.

DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.