girl on her journey

Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won’t let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can’t be done.

Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.

You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.

~ Mark Nepo*

The last verse  makes my heart soar!

Let us all listen to the truth within us and honor it today… and every day.



*Nepo, Mark. The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Kindle Locations 373-383). Sounds True. Kindle Edition.

18 comments on “Inspiration – Breaking Surface

  1. So beautiful!

    I took a course with Mark Nepo about 4 years ago — thank you for another opportunity to be in his rare light.

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  2. Love it . . .

    My favorite is the first verse ~> a remembrance that if we sacrifice our lives to satisfy “them” . . . we are not doing what we came here to do.

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  3. soulspeak

    Reblogged this on Beaming Light.

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  4. You make my heart soar, Val!

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  5. roseanne333

    LOVE this. And the last verse is so perfect. Passing it on…
    Thank you, Val.

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  6. Too great to be ignored! Very inspiring Val 💕🙏🏻

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  7. Thank you, Val
    for sharing this

    Big hugs


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