What to Remember When You Begin by David Whyte

“What you can plan is too small for you to live.

What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough for the vitality hidden in your sleep.

To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.

To remember the other world in this world is to live in your true inheritance.

You are not a troubled guest on this earth.

You were invited from another and a greater night than the one from which you have just emerged.”

Another of my favorite lines is from “Sweet Darkness”: “Anything and anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”

How much bigger can your life be?  What does your soul yearn for?  Let’s go find out!


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