Occassionally, I run into quotes, book passages, poems that, more than usual, arrest me. Especially as I start to think — or at least start to think in a more organized way — about this idea of living with intention. I’d like to share them with you, hear your thoughts, your perspective. And as you stumble on similar things, feel free to share.
This one is especially good.
What I Have Learned So Far
By: Mary Oliver
Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world? Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause? I don’t think so.
All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of—indolence, or action.
Be ignited, or be gone.