About a year ago (or more?) I purchased a book, that I had eyed for many months prior, because just the name of the book itself embraced everything that I am about and want to be about. It is titled: I Will Not Die an Unlived Life (Reclaiming Purpose and Passion) by Dawna Markova.
This alone could be (is) my mantra for daily living and perhaps I will work harder to remind myself of it! But what I remember clearly is the gift that lies inside the book at the very beginning and I want to share it with you here. It inspires me greatly, touches my heart and soul and speaks through me, hopefully to you as well.
Living Wide Open:
Landscapes of the Mind
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as a seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.