This week I’ve been offered several opportunities to reclaim my sovereignty for only $27. Yet these adverts don’t answer the key questions: What does it mean to reclaim your sovereignty? How did you lose it? What even is it?
Once upon a time, in a land far away, a wise man and a foolish man sat in the marketplace.
When we reach a fork in the road, and the paths diverge, it’s not always immediately obvious. It’s like when you pull off a main road onto a slip road in defiance of the satnav, and it takes a while for the machine to adjust its route.
What do you see, when you look at the world?
Rebellion takes many forms. But to make merry – not only to feel happy, but to express it freely – is often the greatest rebellion of all.
Are you playing it small? Have you gotten stuck in a rut, or even down a dead end? Did you forget your dreams?
It’s the question I get asked most often: “Why are you doing this?” “Why aren’t you doing that?”
The downside of the language of “path” is that it can seduce us into believing there is an ultimate goal that is distant from us, and we can measure how our progress towards it. Here’s an allegory, that takes us from the model of the goal to a new understanding of “path”:
“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.” — 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 (RSV)
I want to thank you, stranger, because you’ll never know what a difference you made to my life.