"The world was made to be free in. Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive, is too small for you…..Give up all the worlds except the one you belong to.”
My retreat with poet David Whyte in Monterey, CA this past week-end was an awakening to the pilgrims way of life and work; the path of open heart, invitation of friendship and and balance of familiar home with wandering journey. He guided his captive audience through poems and lectures about coming to “the edge of us” and listening to the conversation we live in. “What kind of invitation are we listening to in our lives?”
“A life lived best is in appreciation of horizons whether you reach them or not.”
Our journey of work is our own pilgrims path to self expression in the world. Some days bliss, some days not! We intuitively know we are here to give more than we receive and in so doing, learn not only who we uniquely are but how much our giving feeds our own lives in the end.
“Sincere pilgrims pay attention to the landscape.” And so must we as spirited business owners. All we need lies at our feet and all around us and within. Greet the friends that help you along the way, and stay fast on your goals to your horizon. Our work is our “pilgrimage of identity.”
“The way forward always, in the end, is the way you came.”