Drop your defenses and drop down into the sea of risk that is experience and emotion.
Surrender your story,
that tidy beginning - middle - end that only tells you how you got here but says nothing about where you’re going.
Trade it in for narrative, that
wild open-ended thing that invites others in,
that unabashedly admits it’s incompleteness
and asks for the unexpected.
Exchange your story for serendipity,
Trade safety for discovery.
You need not have will power,
Only willingness and curiosity.
#originalpoem #poetry #poet
These #wetplate inspired portraits were shot by Steve Leese
The above was selected by @vogueitalia
an article by John Hagel on the power & importance of narrative in shaping ourselves & society
Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton
a no bullshit manual for how to be alive all day every day through true honesty and genuine relations with your fellow cocreators of the world