Pioneer spirit

“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.” Jack London, The Call of the Wild

I’m not into trophies or awards.

I’d rather walk my talk, slowly, but belligerently.

That said people sometimes ascribe the label ‘Thought Leader’ to what I do. I hate the term. I don’t think that way, and, certainly, I’m not on any path where I hope you’ll blindly follow me. In fact, if anything, what I wish for is more people, more brave souls, who don’t give a fig about the status quo, and, shorn of their social conditioning, set out on a path of discovery (not for the glory — hell no!) but instead because they’ve no choice. It’s their calling.

And in case you think this an exhortation to start a business, it’s not. All I’m doing is inviting you to consider how you summon forth your muse to face the challenges of life and pursue those to the bitter end.

Global warming.

Community.

A gift culture.

The environment.

The lack of compassion, care and love.

What really floats your boat?

But the thing is, if you have to ask the question, then perhaps you don’t possess the Pioneer gene so many of our early ancestors manifested. Perhaps it was the do or die nature of life that brought forth the best in them but they weren’t apt to sit on the sidelines waiting for others to show the way.

I don’t know, but perhaps it’s time we all started something deliberately at odds with the system just to see what arises. Pioneer? Probably not. But it’s bound to get under the skin of someone.

Onwards, forever onwards.

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