Densely {Poetry}

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 No tags Permalink

“I want to live so densely,
lush and slow in the next few years
that a year becomes ten years,
and the past becomes only a page
in the book of my life.”

-nayyirah waheed




When it comes to love, we have two essential tasks. One, as most of us know, is to learn the skills and practices that allow relationships to thrive. The other lesson is less familiar to most people, but it is even more important. We must also learn how to love ourselves.

By self-love, I do not refer to the type of vanity that is fed by money, power, influence, a gym-toned body, and the admiration of others. What I mean is the kind of love that leads to self-care, not only of our physical health but also of our minds and hearts.

It’s the kind of love that creates for ourselves the time and space to develop and to use our talents. It’s the kind of love that frees us to discover and to foster our true purpose in life.

More on finding our true purpose in life in my next post.  🙂

1 Comment
  • Kathryn
    January 20, 2018

    This is beautiful! Yes, yes! A lush life!

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