What people believe and perceive is front and center these days. It seems everyone is clinging very tenaciously to their corner of interpretation of events and unfoldings. There seems to be so much riding on being right about any given viewpoint. But maybe certainty is not what we need at all
As I observe my grand daughter explore (see picture), what strikes me is that she ventures forth not even knowing where she is going or what she will find or expects to find. Nor does she have a strong identity invested in who she thinks she is as the explorer. She just follows her spirit. Turns out, her spirit is very wise. It doesn't fill her with apprehension which in turn leaves much room for instinct and intuition and imagination. . . all those "i" words. Even more to the point, her adventures fulfill her.
Since we are living in such adventurous times, which we most surely are, maybe a little more audacity is called for. Since we cannot know much of anything with certainty, and since we all have all kinds of abilities to move spontaneously into the next moment, free of planning, maybe including more of that in our daily choices turns out to be a pragmatic thing we could do. Flashes of brilliance usually occur instantaneously without knowing they are about to happen. We just need to make a space for what lurks beneith all of our carefulness and come out of hiding and surprise ourselves with how good we suddenly feel, and how alive, when we dare to be . . . audacious!