I have a necklace with this quote on it. “Not all who wander are lost.” by J.R.R. Tolkein from his poem ‘All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter’.
The amount of times I get stopped at parties, events, on the street or in coffee shops, so that people can comment and discuss, is astounding. What is it about this freeing phrase that causes perfect strangers to connect and dive in to stimulating conversation?
I think it is because we all, on some level, either desire, dream of or divinely remember a time of, wandering.
What does this wandering mean? To listlessly live, embrace what is free and freeing, allow for wonder, for possibility, and release the dreary, mundane and all that depicts the ‘neat box’ of conformity.
We all long to draw from living the juice, the wow, the joy, knowing somewhere deep within us that time is fleeting and ours for such a wisp of existence.
If you feel a draw to this, if you would in fact stop me in the street or desire to, then perhaps, just perhaps, that is the Universe calling you to wander, to dive in to the unrealized hopes and decide to step to the edge of potential.
To be #XtraordinaryGameChangers we must not be complacent. The world truly needs each and every one of us to light up sky, tread new paths and consider the magic that is yet to be experienced and offered up.
I ask you, “Where in body, spirit or mind, will you venture today to explore, discover and live your greatness?”
Ask, listen and then… #SuitUp my friend.
If you would like to take to the skies with those intent of co-creating the Xtraordinary, visit us at http://www.jennifermaki.com and download your copy of The Mad Hero’s Manifesto. The Mad Hero’s Handbook to be published later this year, featuring the missions we as a family have been taking out for over 10 years and featuring game-changers from around the world and their tidbits of heroic wisdom!