Father Richard Rohr defines a liminal space as the place that is betwixt and between the familiar and the completely unknown.
That definition rings true, and sounds familiar, as this is the space where I find myself more often than not. That place between what I’ve known in the past, and that has perhaps served me well, but with a few more steps along my journey encountering new experiences, new information, new people, and new perspectives, I can no longer count on what I’ve known to guide my steps. This is, I think, how we are meant to travel in the world—letting go of certainty and grabbing ahold of curiosity instead.
It is usually when I am sure that I know for sure, that I find out that I usually don’t. So much for certainty.
Liminal places aren’t found periodically along our journey. They are the journey.