In Search of Dragons
Dragons are in many cultures a symbol of terror. Hideous, destructive creatures that will rip us limb from limb if given half a chance. They speak of mythological fear. They speak of danger. Fire. Vicious. Malicious. Insurmountable.
They are beasts to avoid at all costs.
Or are they?
We all know that Dragons are quite often sitting on a veritable booty of treasure – [think Smaug from The Hobbit!]
In the words of George Addair,
“ Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.”
Or to quote John Mayer who I heard this morning on the radio
‘They always tell you stay inside the lines
But something’s better on the other side”
[I know … quoting John Mayer may be sacrilege to many of you but I will sing along just the same!]
This week we begin a new project on the Gold Coast that will ask young people to find their dragons. We won’t avoid them! To the contrary, we will actively seek them out in the name of adventure – We will name them and stare them down! Not just for the hell of it but because we honestly believe that when we are given the opportunity to slay these fearful creatures – when we stare down our fears -we often find them sitting on a fortune – not just any fortune – our fortune- our rightful fortune!
In the process we know we are going to hear some absolutely amazing stories that all of you can relate to! Already we have young people from more than a dozen Gold Coast schools that are keen to set sail with us – if you’re on the Gold Coast and you are a young person keen for adventure – join us this Friday at The Helensvale Arts And Cultural Centre!