We tend to think of being lost
as negative. It seems to indicate
that we’ve gone off our path,
gone astray, lost our way or
we are not where we should be.
But perhaps the opposite is true.
Perhaps being lost is an opportunity
to find a different way,
be in a different place
or to explore something new.
I remember on holiday when I was young,
my Mum sitting with a map on her knee,
my Dad 'driving too fast’ and missing
the right turns. He would never go back!
He would always find a new way.
So, can we deliberately choose to be lost?
Can we step out of our predictability
and discover an unfamiliar route?
Can we put ourselves in situations that
lead to a different set of outcomes?
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. In what way has your life become predictable? Where are you yearning for something different?
2. How might you step out of 'more of the same'? How could you take a different way and get lost?