Here is another poem I share with you, because it is inspiring to me. I hope one day to live so “fully alive,” as this poem is titled.
fully alive, by Dawna Markova
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
© Dawna Markova, quoted in worldprayers.org