"Anyone who embraces the mender’s way of life must proceed through continual, infinite, breathtaking leaps of faith. Each time you face an unknown future with creativity rather than grasping at known quantities, you leap. Each time you dare to believe your art can sustain you financially, you leap. Each time you trust your tribe of menders, you leap. Each time you embrace a love that lays you bare in body, heart, or soul, you leap. And whenever you begin to disbelieve in yourself, your destiny, your ability to heal some part of the world, you must leap instead into the branches of magic." Martha Beck
Wayfinding is about finding your way back to your true, natural self. Many of us get lost along the way, in roles and other's expectations, in consumerism and the accumulation of stuff, in unhealthy lifestyles that lead to illness and limit what we are able to do, but I believe that to truly suck the marrow out of this life we must find our way back to the kid in us; we must find our way back home, and to do this we must open our hearts and love with all that within us is. I have been told that that is not really cool, but I don't agree - I think it is the most important thing. In our natural state we are trackers and in times past being good at that was the only way to survive. These days we need to track down ourselves - face and heal our past, optimize our present by commiting to what really matters, and go boldly and courageously into the unknown, loving, living deeply, so that in the words of Thoreau (paraphrased), we do not come to the end of our lives and discover that we have not lived at all.