This morning I am listening to a Meditation Masterclass from Calm, “Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Her goal is to open us up to being creative, that is living our lives, without fear. She begins with a poem by Mark Nepo titled Breaking Surface, that resonates with me.
Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won’t let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can’t be done.
Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.
You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.
I am placing it in the blog because I want to be able to come back to it. The class and the poem mean something to me – I am not sure what but it is, but a question that was posed in the class:
What are you going to give up in order to to do the one thing you really want to do?
That is the question I need to frame every day with.