Grateful for the mystery

Interesting ideas: “threshold guardians” + “Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived.”

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thank_youIn Active Hope, Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone introduce the idea of “threshold guardians.” When we experience a call to service there is usually some kind of resistance or opposition. This is when we have reached a tipping point, or threshold where one tiny step can cause a critical mass of people to believe that change can happen. When we find seemingly insurmountable obstacles in our way, instead of feeling hopeless and defeated we can choose to persevere beyond the threshold of the unknown. These are pivotal times to mobilize for a purpose beyond our individual perspectives, without needing to know the exact outcome. Change happens through us, but does not stop with one person. The authors write, “With synergy, unforeseeable properties arise as if by magic… While we face the real danger of catastrophic collapse, we can also be poised on the edge of a major evolutionary leap.”…

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