Any experienced surfer knows how important it is to keep one eye fixed on the horizon. While a wave is still forming a long way off, that is the time to start paddling, to get into position and get ready. Leave it too long or fail to move at all, and you’ll be wiped out as the wave crashes you.
True gentleness is powerful – the kind of power that is respectful yet free to disagree. It does not return an insult for an insult but speaks the truth even if it’s unpleasant.
I feel like we are in an ongoing state of perpetual cancellations. What is this phenomenon that allows us to be so careless with our commitments? We need to be better guardians of our time and place value on the people we commit to.