This one wild and precious life
One of my favorite quotes is by Mary Oliver, who poses, in her poem 'The Summer Day,' the question:
"Tell me, what is is you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?"
I love it. It inspires me, makes me reach...and adds a touch of pressure to 'get it right' !
There are moments in my life where I have felt so connected and expansive and full that everything I ever dreamt of doing feels possible and within my reach. There are also those daunting moments where I have felt so contracted and small that stepping out of the front door seemed beyond me.
I have noticed lately that those moments of feeling scared and small are taking more of a back seat in my life. When fear comes knocking on the door of my psyche, I am more likely to recognise it as the old familiar friend that it is and sit with it for a while, even when it feels really uncomfortable. When I can hold space for myself with tenderness through a fearful moment, I am less likely to be swept away in a tidal wave of emotion that affects not only me, but everyone around me. As a result, there is a lot less drama in my life. I have more energy to focus on what I do want, rather than what I fear might happen.
My yoga practice has helped me to recognize when I lose my center, when I am moving away from love and into fear. I know from experience that when I am centered, open and present, I am living from my heart, from a place of love. I know that I can access creativity and higher wisdom when I am open and present in this moment; not stuck in my head, fretting about what might happen tomorrow or what happened earlier this morning.
So, what will I do with this one wild and precious life?
I am aspiring to live it fully; one precious moment at a time.
Gail Covey ( Mom)
9/29/2012 12:46:40 am
I am so very proud of you. What a beautiful informative website you have created. Can't wait to see more. I love you xx
10/1/2012 11:12:39 am
My "one wild and precious life" continues to be an amazing adventure, blessing me with an opportunity to call Bermuda my home and you Kerri, I call my teacher, my friend and my inspiration.
10/3/2012 02:57:10 pm
what a beautiful and inspiring website Kerry.Cant wait to get back to class.See you soon xxxxx
10/21/2012 07:00:30 am
11/28/2012 02:26:16 pm
I had no idea : this web site, your teaching...wonderful! You make me miss Bermuda even more becuase if I was still there I could join your classes. xo (ps...love the photography too !)
12/25/2012 02:13:39 am
Website is a great & inspirational piece of work Kerri.
7/12/2018 04:11:32 am
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