Another quote from Mark Nepo – this one from one of the Inspiration Cards that go with his Book of Awakening – speaks to me today:
“What is not ex-pressed is de-pressed. It seems the more we express, that is, bring out what is in, the more alive we are. The more we give voice to our pain in living, the less build up we have between our soul and our way in the world. However, the more we depress, the more we push down and keep in, the smaller we become. The more we stuff between our heart and our daily experience, the more we have to work through to feel like directly.”
This seems to describe why I started writing as I was going through a dark and challenging part of my life. It is the reason for my writing, my poetry. Expression is my heart song. Expression helps my soul find its way forward.
What form of expression makes you feel alive, helps you carve your path in this life?
* I took this photo on a recent trip to Capri Italy.