First Love Yourself

Here is a post on my other blog, Riding the Pooka, about creativity.

Riding the Pooka

My constant companions in the studio.

“And what do I risk to tell you this, which is all I know?
Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.”
Mary Oliver

Joe keeps coming back to the quote from Mary Oliver from the poem, To Begin With, the Sweet Grass, that is really resonating with him right now. “And what do I risk to tell you this, which is all I know? Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.” First love yourself has become somewhat of a motto around our house. Not as some sort of orgy of self indulgence, but as the much needed prerequisite of the real work, namely to “Then , Love the world.”  To Love the world is to offer your gifts to the world whole heartedly.

Since the bugle of cancering woke me out of my life I have been questioning what my gifts to…

View original post 1,084 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s