“It’s not rain – it’s nature reminding us we’re alive!”. That was my own personal breakthrough moment leading a Street Wisdom in wonderful, wanderful Copenhagen. Our 12 adventurers had started their Tune Up in bright sunshine. An hour later, just as we started the Quest, the skies opened. It turned out to be perfect weather for an elemental journey. And it was also really fitting, given this Street Wisdom event was hosted by our new friends Being Human – an organisation that’s best known for taking groups into the wilderness and connecting deeply to Nature for inspiration.
Why did they want to run a Street Wisdom? Founder, Sille Lundquist put it this way – ‘Wisdom is everywhere, if we pay attention to it – this is a belief that Being Human shares with Street Wisdom. Even though we mostly use nature – both the great wild nature, and the small pockets of nature in every city around the world – for nourishment and inspiration, the collaboration was right from the second we met. I got curious and was guided by a playfulness, generosity, depth and eagerness to explore that not only made my day but answered my question – and inspired the people that came along as well! What a wonderful day – being alive in the rain!’
The questions people asked were, as ever, varied. ‘Should I build the houseboat?‘ was one that stuck in my mind. Another was ‘My head says yes to the dramatic new job but my body isn’t sure…which of them is right?’ The final sharing, in the warmth of the Atlasbar was just fascinating. I had to tear myself away so I would get to the airport on time. But I sense the conversations – and the real adventures – are just beginning.
Inventor of Street Wisdom