After a white water rafting trip down the Tieton, a number of life and leadership coaches had the chance to debrief with Mark and the CLC youth. We asked them what they have learned. The lessons include understanding that they get continual and impersonal feedback from the natural world; that they need to work together; that they need to hold each other accountable; and that making a decision quickly and with confidence to follow a pathway is generally more important than which pathway to follow. And, to bring us back to Mark’s quote, that each day’s event is an opportunity for learning.
So, what will these youth know what to do when they run into something they’ve never seen before? They’ll know to trust themselves and each other. They’ll know to lean into the experience and give it their full attention. They’ll know the world is a glorious and unforgiving place. They’ll know there’s something there for them to learn from and to share with others.
What are your preparations to know what to do when you run into something you’ve never seen before?
Who and what will you trust?
How will you direct your attention?
How will you lean into the experience, connect with others and the world?