Thursday, July 30, 2020

Making a Contribution

The stories we agree on are shared hallucinations that help us make sense of a reality we don’t understand. Nations, companies, identities, money, words, numbers and any other tools we make up to enable us to cooperate and communicate. They are not who we are at our essence. This means that we can change the stories with effort. We can learn to see, hear, taste, smell and feel the world in a different combination that works better for us. New stories take time to develop. Their richness coming from incredibly complex individual connections. Agreements. Mistakes. Pain. Corrections. New Agreements. The key is building the capacity to stay curious. To cope with the randomness and unexpected paths that open and close. To gather tools and discard chains. To make a contribution to the conversation, while not forgetting to breathe.

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