MondayInspiration: Start Close In by David Whyte

Happy New Year!

It promises to be a glorious one with emphasis on owning who you are and what stands true for you, as well as the choices you will make so as to live in integrity and in alignment with your purpose, while making a difference in the world.

Thanks to my friend Joyce for sending me this poem by David Whyte:

START CLOSE IN

Start close in,

don’t take the second step or the third,

start with the first thing close in,

the step you don’t want to take.

 

Start with the ground you know,

the pale ground beneath your feet,

your own way of starting the conversation.

 

Start with your own question,

give up on other people’s questions,

don’t let them smother something

simple.

 

To find another’s voice,

follow your own voice,

wait until that voice becomes a

private ear listening to another.

 

Start right now take a small step

you can call your own

don’t follow someone else’s

heroics, be humble and focused,

start close in,don’t mistake

that other for your own.

 

Start close in,

don’t take the second step or the third,

start with the first thing close in,

the step you don’t want to take.

 

 

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