It is impossible to be on our guard all the time. We do not have the capacity to question everything. We cannot plan for every outcome or every possibility. So, our days are filled with lots of short cuts. We rely heavily on the established path.
We do things a certain way because that is the way we do them.
We complete the steps in the process without too much thought.
We continue to do what we have always done because that is what we have always done.
This seems natural. And it seems right.
The path we take is fine when it delivers what members need. When members start to veer away from our path we might be surprised. Then we might try to lure them back. If that does not work, we might stray from our path a bit. But the path is always calling, always promising safety.
The promise of security is alluring but, staying on the path can be deadly.
What will it take to spend more time walking on our members’ path and less time on our own?