The problem I am trying to solve is how to engage meaningfully again with new people, so as to always be ready to be changed by what you hear. New input and new discoveries open gateways to unexpected places, but you don’t know what you don’t know, and you don’t often see opportunities to try new things without making massive changes. Or, perceiving the need to make gigantic shifts. What I have found through conversations 1:1 and in very small circles on the road through many winding pathways since I left the United States in 2013, and on earlier journeys, too, is that you can stop, listen, and connect. It takes a particular shift of mindset to quiet down enough to give oneself permission to slow into the simple, and pay attention, to the here and now. That’s the stuff, honestly. Making space for people to relax, engage, and show up meaningfully. See what we can discover about new and different others and what that reflects back to us about unknown parts of ourselves. In a word: I make space for discovery.