One Apple A Day #1208
Imagine you are taken and dropped into a new world. A new planet or even just somewhere remote in the other hemisphere.
You would probably feel lost and disoriented at the beginning. Everything around you is new. Sure, it's the same world, but it's completely different at the same time. Trees are trees, rocks are rocks, flowers are flowers, yet you can't really recognize any of them.
You need to move, but in which direction?
Your phone has no signal at all. And the battery is almost dry in any case. You have some of your maps with you - you like to enter new adventures prepared - but they are useless here.
Never mind. You are used to travelling. Back home, you used to hike, and you've learned to read nature to orient yourself. You even competed with good results in some orienteering events.
So, to figure out where to go, you check the trees as you've learned, but something is off. Things are not as you expect them to be. You keep going around, but you're getting nowhere.
You even wait for the night so you can use the stars to deduce your position. But the sky above you looks nothing but familiar.
Now you really feel lost.
This is how I feel sometimes. Personally but also collectively.
I feel like people, organizations, and communities have been dropped into a new territory for which nobody has maps. Many are using what they know to navigate this new environment with inconsistent results.
It's so easy to feel lost, to give in to despair.
Yet, if we keep our faith in the future and keep moving, trying, and learning with innocence, courage and curiosity, we may expand our world beyond what our limited minds can imagine right now.