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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Heavy Quote from Dawna Markova

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I was quite taken with this quote and inspired by it, but when my father called and left a message for me saying, "The first line from this quote you sent me is heavy, as a matter of fact, all of it is heavy," then I knew I had to post it. Here it is:

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, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.

-- Dawna Markova

4 comments:

VERB said...

Love it! That was a much-needed read. You have no idea.

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Well, I am so glad that you found that quote satisfying. It did a lot for me too. I've heard from others who gained some great insight from it also.
Thanks for reading Cappuccino Soul!
Come back again.

Peace,
Alicia

Justin Hegwood said...

Alicia, that quote was very inspiring! We can be so hesitant sometimes because of fear. We hate failure and can't take the thought of someone seeing us as one, so we stay safe and avod risks. One day we wake up and realize we've just been wasting time thinking about what won't work and how to protect ourselves from looking silly. Hmmm... Now you got me thinking. Maybe I've been somewhat doing this myself. Might be time to open up and really go after the cause within me. Thanks. :)

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Justin,

I'm sure Ms. Markova would be overjoyed to hear what her quote has done for you, me, and so many others. I'm almost sure that she is a cancer survivor and her condition inspired her to look at her life and REALLY live it.
Yes, she has moved me to do some things also.
I encourage you to go on out there and seize the day bruh!
Peace,
Alicia