We tend to try and reach a place where things are steady, life is good, and we can just relax.
It’s as if life is like a car and we simply need to turn on cruise control or pretty soon auto-drive and coast along.
But if you notice kids are never like this.
They are these insatiable monsters of what’s next.
Because life is an adventure, because there’s so much to learn, because they are up to something big . . . growing up, and becoming human.
As soon as we lose touch with creativity and replace it with cynicism and resignation we start to look for a smooth ride.
It also means if we’ve stopped asking what’s next? it may be time to take a look at where our taste for joy has gone as well.
Today I will practice asking what’s next? with delight instead of dread.