PART IVREFLECTIONS

CHOOSING TO ACT

Deborah Frieze

I began hosting Learning Journeys in 2004, when I took my first group of fourteen participants to South Africa and Zimbabwe. Within six months of that trip, four participants had quit their jobs—the life they returned to just didn’t make sense anymore—and I became curious. What about our journey was creating this disturbance? What were we seeing now that hadn’t been visible to us before? I began paying attention to our Walk Out statistics. Sure enough, within six to twelve months of each journey, about 30 percent of the participants would walk out of their previous lives, declaring that something more must be possible.

These Learning Journeys have been working on me relentlessly ever since. I’ve ...

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