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The Way It Is

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There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.

– William Stafford

The above passage by William Stafford was shared in a leadership class at University of Washington. Students were asked to reflect upon their respective threads. Each student came up with a different thread that has influenced his/her life. So think about it and share your thread.  

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