The value of being lost

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  A little more on wandering in a desert  or going through a barren or difficult period in our lives

Not knowing what to do is just as real and just as useful as knowing what to do.

Not knowing stops us from taking false directions. Not knowing what to do, we start to pay real attention. Just as people lost in the wilderness, on a cliff face or in a blizzard pay attention with a kind of acuity that they would not have if they thought they knew where they were. Why? Because for those who are really lost, their life depends on paying real attention. If you think you know where you are, you stop looking.

David Whyte

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