A rare globe resides in the New York Public Library. The Hunt-Lenox Globe (1510) is made of copper and has an interesting warning placed on the SE coast of Asia: “HERE BE DRAGONS.”
No one knows if the phrase represented fear of the unknown or was just a bit of mapmaker flourish, but there it is.
Today we face our own dragons - the personal kind.
Our fears and worries about what could happen. The noise of the world feeds this fear.
We can’t imagine our fears away. We can, however, acknowledge them and then quickly pivot our focus to who we know we are: our strengths, our compassion, our goals.
There’s no map to help us avoid dragons, but there are ways to insulate ourselves from their impact.
(Here's a short video about the globe -