“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 comes to me
as seed goes to the next as blossom
and that which comes to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.”
After settling in after my whirlwind yoga-filled summer I feel that I have become lazy. Maybe lazy is the wrong word….how about, comfortable not having a strict schedule with which I have to adhere to. ;)) I will admit it. When I’m not getting up at 5:50 am to make it to mandatory satsung or trying to get in three yoga classes a day at Gaia Flow Yoga, I feel as though I am not doing anything!! Why is this? I’ve been contemplating this for the past week or so.
For me, when my day is filled with that which enlivens me, I feel ALIVE! Ready to take on the world. There is nothing I can not do, can not conquer, can not open my heart up to. Sure at the end of the day I may be exhausted, but my sleep is deep because my day was really lived. When I find myself wandering off this path of passion, I feel lethargic, lazy, and uninspired. This is why I turn to this prose by Dawna Markova. It reminds me that I was meant to live a full “LIVED” life. And so are you. We all are. It is our divine right as souls having a physical experience, to do so unabashedly. So take that risk. Be an inspiration. Be courageous beyond your wildest dreams. And when you leave this earth you will have left it a more beautiful place.
From my open heart to yours,