“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may never complete the last one, But I give myself to it … I have been circling for thousands of years, And I still don’t know: Am I falcon, a storm, or a great song?” Rainer Maria Rilke
What lovely words and how inspiring for us! Rainer reminds us that we writers and creatives have whole worlds within us. We embrace contradictions — we are the storm and the song. And the falcon!
When we give ourselves to our work freely and joyously, who knows what we’ll discover? We might find that we’re:
Sowers — We plant the seeds of ideas that can take root and grow.
Witnesses — We reveal hidden and apparent truths in fresh ways.
Interpreters — We help make sense of the world and ourselves.
Tricksters — We can push life past its ordinary boundaries.
Magicians — We create kingdoms with a wave of our hands.
Menders — We can bring wholeness and harmony to the soul.
What wonderful powers we possess! And as we give ourselves to them and let them grow and begin to shine, we can transform everyone and everything around us. Not always, but sometimes. And those moments are golden.
We are so many things and on any given day we can be one or all of them! We can be the magician who creates and banishes. The mender who repairs broken hearts and worlds. The trickster who challenges.
What will we be today as we all write on?