When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited the world.*
The way we store energy is through our desires, values, passions, hopes, dreams, and aspirations, and ultimately our greatest capacity for energy storage is through what we love. […] I have come to realise that people do not bring the same level of energy with them.**
As we were brought up to appreciate, tomorrow never comes.
It’s always today.
This is where the future lies.
Yes, we travel into possibilities that do not yet exist, but we do this so that we may bring them back into today… and begin.
The best place to begin, as Erwin McManus proffers, is in identifying and exploring our desires, values, passions, hopes, dreams and aspirations, and, above all, love.
Along with these we’ll find astonishing talents and abilities shaped through our years, waiting for their next adventure.
Because of these, the future is always near.
Then what will today bring?
*Mary Oliver, quoted in Phillip Newell’s The Rebirthing of God;
**From Erwin McManus’ The Way of the Warrior.
APOLOGIES FOR THE EARLIER TYPOS