meant to be

meant to be

This poem by David Whyte has been on my mind since my trip to Oregon. The amazing Myriam left it on the wall for us when she left early for her flight. And then darling Jen Gray’s shared it on her blog. I have read it over and over. It speaks to me in a way that is almost indescribable.

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own.
There you can be sure you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb tonight. 
The night will give you a horizon further than you can see.
You must learn one thing. The world was meant to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you…
~David Whyte

Is there something that has moved you lately? To tears? To laughter? Whatever it may be, let’s see your best shot today.

  • Chris
    Posted at 08:21h, 31 August Reply

    Don’t know if I have a best shot or not, but the last words of this beautiful, gorgeous (just like Myriam!) poem stuck right out:
    ‘anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you…’.
    How true is that?! Those words just love bombed me…thank you, my friend…

  • Puna
    Posted at 11:57h, 31 August Reply

    She’s my best shot last weekend.

    The Making of a Star

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 12:01h, 31 August Reply

    My rapidly growing girl has been bringing on the emotion lately. Though it might be the pregnancy hormones a little, too!

    Sitting Pretty

  • Joanna
    Posted at 13:08h, 31 August Reply

    What a powerful poem. The image is wonderful too. I love the camera strap swinging in the breeze. :0)

    My BSM

  • Maggie
    Posted at 13:19h, 31 August Reply

    I just love the way this is framed!

    My best shot is about new people…because I think few things are more moving than brand new little people…

  • carrie
    Posted at 15:10h, 31 August Reply

    Oh, your PHOTO speaks to me. That is wonderful – the sense of motion and urgency, yet the carefree feel of the beach – it is just lovely.

    I have a Sticky Sweet series today for my BSM, I’m on sugar overload over here!

  • maile
    Posted at 16:49h, 31 August Reply

    I must have read it 10 times since you emailed it yesterday. This really resonates with me too. Thank you so much for the amazing conversation yesterday. You are such a gift. xo

  • Amie aka mammaloves
    Posted at 17:07h, 31 August Reply

    I couldn’t agree with this sentiment more and yet it frightens me so much. What do you do with the situations or people that hold you back?

  • shirley
    Posted at 17:26h, 31 August Reply

    I forgot to download some pictures from a recent trip to Colorado and found this gem yesterday:

    Spanish Peaks

  • Jena
    Posted at 17:34h, 31 August Reply

    One of my favorite poems – I have it taped inside my calendar so that when I’m starting to feel crazy and scattered, I can remember what to say yes and what to say no to.

  • Melissa G
    Posted at 17:57h, 31 August Reply

    This is lovely. What a wonderful poem – thank you for sharing it.

    Here’s my best shot, from an evening with friends.

  • Jayne
    Posted at 19:17h, 31 August Reply
  • killlashandra
    Posted at 19:30h, 31 August Reply

    I’m going to go with laughter today. I went to a science fiction convention, not something one hears about too often, and experienced a great deal of laughter. I even captured on her face too.

  • Lis
    Posted at 22:37h, 31 August Reply

    We love the zoo and yesterday took a couple of friends along for their first visit. So sweet to see my girlfriend giddy and happy with her new man … and then we ran across these beautiful birds just lovin’ life:

    makes my heart swell just looking at them.

  • melody
    Posted at 00:49h, 01 September Reply

    Simply, *thank you*.

    Funny how you posted this under "amazing people" on your blog and today I wrote about an amazing boy.


  • Cara
    Posted at 02:12h, 01 September Reply

    My children move me to tears and laughter all at the same time!
    My Baby

  • photographing mom
    Posted at 02:20h, 01 September Reply

    Absolutely stunning prose!!!!

    I’ve been moved lately by the quickly upcoming end of

  • shelley
    Posted at 06:27h, 01 September Reply

    If peace is really what you want
    then you will choose peace…
    Eckhart Tolle

  • jane
    Posted at 21:19h, 01 September Reply

    my freind’s son’s website has moved me today – he is in treatment for cancer and her anguish, his pain and the light of love that burns so brightly for them has moved me today

  • My Semblance of Sanity
    Posted at 01:42h, 02 September Reply

    Love your new digs!
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE to visit!

  • Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk
    Posted at 00:42h, 05 September Reply

    I needed this. Thank you!

  • Nerdy Renegade
    Posted at 21:33h, 05 September Reply

    Oh. This*is*wonderful.

    And SO very relevant. It’s going straight into my journal.

    Thank you for sharing it!

  • kaytee
    Posted at 23:04h, 06 September Reply

    such a cool photo! it looks kind of like a photo i took of my parents a few posts ago =)

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