Your one wild and precious life

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With deep gratitude to the participants of Geography of Now.

There’s a voice
in our heads,
a nasty piece of work,
that says:
“Don’t you dare”
“You’ll fail”
“You’ll look foolish”
and
“People will think
you’re too big
for your britches.”

If you let that voice tell you how to live
you condemn yourself
to a life of
smallness
and
regret.

An existence
rather than
a life.

{People will judge you
no matter what you do
but that is none of your business.}

So what have you
been dreaming of?

What’s the first step
to creating it?

And how would it feel
to silence that voice
with extravagant happiness?

*The phrase “your one wild and precious life” comes from Mary Oliver’s poem The Summer Day.

 

6 comments

    1. Thanks, Carrie.
      I felt inspired by this photograph and the first Geography of Now course that had just ended.

      Cheers,
      Monna

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