Believing in the Impossible
Updated: Oct 7, 2022
It's in the name itself that I'm possible so why is it used so often to block off what we can do before we even start trying or exploring.
Growing up you learn that some things are just not possible and at the same time share a curiosity of finding that line and understanding for yourself.
One of the best parts about working with kids or youth is their creativity and imagination of what is possible and to succeed. You might say people can't fly - but they may respond in dreams or movies they do. That it doesn't rain here most years - and they might say if you point a hose to the sky and turn it on and it starts to rain.
You can eventually though get to a point where some things are proven to not be logical or impossible in a way and it's an important lesson to learn growing up that you can't always have your way.
Do we eventually lean too much into it though? Do we over use it as a way to cut off a conversation with a person or youth rather than engaging in conversation? What is so problematic with having an imaginative kid like conversation of what is possible.
The answer is nothing. Sometimes wishful and caring thinking can't bring the rain in a drought, wellbeing to unhealth, or help a bad situation in the moment.
But sometimes they can though. Sometimes people can heal and get better, our system can improve in leaps, and maybe some day a kid grows up to discover how to make it rain in a drought because they held onto the belief they could help fix an impossible problem or system.
So while the odds are stacked against me and I am behind in many regards I shall hold onto the belief that it is possible for the chance that this time energy and belief can come together to make it happen. I also believe it is possible while supporting and showing up for allies - and that I can take time to do things important to me while running.