Monday, March 30, 2009


it's up to me.
the whole stinkin' deal is up to me.
it's not about what someone outside of
me can give me.
it's not about finding it anywhere but

i think i have that down.
then i
that's not what you were doin' there,
were you?

you were lookin' outside yourself there,
weren't you?

oh yeah.
ohhhhhh yeah.

and i try again.

everything i need is within me.

that was my mantra when i first started
taking this intentional journey i've been

i put it away cause i thought i had it.

major big sheepish grin here.


time to pull it out again.


Merry ME said...

What is that saying about no woman being an island? I believe as self-contained as we are - as we need to be at times - it doesn't take away our need for connection, i.e. love, compassion, trust.

Just a thought.

peggi said...

the quote is from a poem by john donne, an anglican priest who died in 1633. it has always been one of my favorites.

No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee.

-- John Donne