“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” Mary Oliver
Today I am channeling the beauty of one of the greatest poets alive-Mary Oliver. If asked if I could meet anyone on the planet today, who would that be- I would readily include this eloquent woman on my list. Her words speak of the beauty of consciousness to the life experience that surrounds each one of us. With her, I learned to better pay attention to how the universe unfolds around me. I get excited as to how my story is coming to light. I step up to share and tell whoever wants to hear all about it. She is a spark of wisdom that has permeated the very fabric of my world and for that I am grateful.
In a universe where many succumb to being drugged by materialism and concoctions served of a reality based in numbness, Oliver’s poetry brings me back to the very reason that I am awake and aware today. I readily take on the role as the bride married to amazement and at the same time grab onto the vision of a groom embracing the gifts that this world has to offer.
When Oliver asks what it is that I plan to do with my one wild and precious life, I get giddy to the endless possibilities that dance around in my head like magical fairies here to do my bidding. Such a magnificent place that this can be, a world who on commands lifts its veil so that I can breath in its beauty. And there is an important message to be told: its not what woke me up that matters, although the lesson of the pain, loss and darkness were mine to learn. It’s not just that I used the “Aha Moments” to catapult me forward. They did and still do. It is that I become one with my imagination that arrives from an awareness that was a gift to me, and with that gift I live my life from this time on from there! And live from a place of awe and wonder is what I plan to do with my one wild and precious life-thank you Mary for the invitation and inspiration.
Tell Me, What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? was originally published on Meg Nocero