We live in a civilised society. Are we truly happy with all that is defined for us?
If not, what do we do with this feeling?
Some of us continue to live in the society, with the strong belief that
this is how things must remain.
Some of us live in wishful thinking, probably awaiting a leader who will dare to challenge. To change, even.
Few of us lead.
And end up being called uncivilised, rebellious, disgraceful, outcast.
I love the drama in his expression!
Take a minute to appreciate what wilderness looks like.
Who wouldn’t want to be here?
Peter Brown, in this book, narrates a dominant story of courage to follow the heart.
But there is one more, plot learning, so to speak.
The courage to make a change must be followed by immense strength
to accept what it brings. It may not necessarily be what you imagined or wished for.
Acts of courage come at a cost.
They cost the comfort that familiarity offers. Confidence that routine builds.
Protection that a ‘civil’ society gives to the ‘tame’.
Courage will throw you into wilderness. But you will be closer to making life
more acceptable than it used to be, even if it doesn’t seem so at start.
You probably will inspire a few more to dare.
You are the one they have been waiting for.
You are the one you have been waiting for.
“Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict
have not learned their history.” – Joan Wallach Scott