How would you describe the call of wildness within you? Is it a spectacular roar or a faint whisper? As I consider what I want my life and work to look and feel like in the next decade, I think about the ways I have domesticated my reality over time. What would it look like to allow the spirit of wildness to disrupt who I have become? Is there a place for wildness in my work? What would it mean to give myself “wild permission” to go beyond who I think I should be? What does it mean to be wildly creative? The more I allow the wildness within to shout from the shallow grave of conformity, the more I feel alive to the possibilities of what could be.
Quotes Referenced in this Episode:
From Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World by John O’Donohue and John Quinn:
“The imagination is always interested in where things break down—failure, resentment, defeat, contradiction, bitterness, darkness, glory, light and possibility—the wild side of ourselves that society would rather forget was there at all” (pp. 83-84).
“May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer,
but do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more” (p. 110).
“You have wild permission” (p. 161).
From To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue:
“May the Angel of Wildness disturb the places
Where your life is domesticated and safe,
Take you to the territories of true otherness
Where all that is awkward in you
Can fall into its own rhythm” (p. 33).
- Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World by John O’Donohue and John Quinn
- To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue
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