The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what is it you want. … One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon us and things that call from our souls.*
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
I am emboldened by the fact that surprise is the only constant. We are never really running the show, never really in control, and nothing will go quite as we imagined.**
A wild life is not some
do-anything-you-want chaos –
We are discovering just why we are attracted by
beauty and goodness and compassion.
Where civilisations separates,
This wildness is oneness: to our
mother earth, one another, ourselves, and, if we have a god, to
*Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Women Who Run With the Wolves;
**Krista Tippet’s Becoming Wise.