Daily Archives: December 8, 2010

take an extra step …


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


The night will give you a horizon

further than you can see.

You must learn one thing,

The world was made 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 from “The House of Belonging”

Where do you want to be?

Where is your journey taking you?

What makes you come alive?

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being I not even close to living the life I want to live to 10, I am living the life I desire to live.

Where are you?

Are you getting closer to living a life of a 10?

What would allow you to live the life you want to live but haven’t so far? What story are you telling yourself right now that is holding you back from living that life you were meant to live?

Write down the reasons you aren’t living the life you desire to live?

Then write another page that would take each reason that you aren’t able to live your life the way you desire and write a solution to that reason?

For example people don’t move forward because:

1. They don’t feel like they have the education.

2. They don’ feel anyone believes in them.

3. They really don’t know what they want.

4. It’s too hard.

5. I can’t do it.

What is your story? What is your excuse?

If you don’t feel like you have the education you need to get the life of your desire, then what could you do to get the education? Just list out all the ideas you can think of.

– Read more

– Get a mentor

– Volunteer

– Go to school

That is just a few ways to build your educational base, and a few ways with some effort that you will get closer to your dreams.

 Take a bold step forward and claim your dreams.   Work a little harder than everyone else.   Take an extra step and go an extra mile to get what you desire.