I Will Not Die an Unlived Life

June 9, 2010

I will not die an unlived life.

I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days to allow my living to open me,

To make me less afraid, more accessible,

To loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance;

To live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom,

And that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.

– Dawna Markova

Photo Credit: Johnny Jet from Creative Commons

You Might Also Like

African Ingenuity at Its Best
August 10, 2017
On Spirituality (and Getting My Hands Dirty)
May 11, 2017
Friday Music Break!
September 5, 2014


  1. Ken ken kabari says:

    Too many people have forgotten this. Working in cubicles and offices which suppress creativity, health and individualism. Wasting their best years in anticipation of getting the keys to golden palace in the form of partnership, or into the executive ranks so that then, then they can begin to live.

Leave a Reply

Get New Posts Delivered to Your Inbox!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Let’s Connect!
Follow Me on Pinterest!