If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

What It Loves

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves…

Mary Oliver


Comments on: "What It Loves" (8)

  1. I love how this poem frees us to live.

  2. love Mary Oliver! thanks for sharing!

  3. “the soft animal of your boday”… yes.

  4. Perfect picture to go with the message.

  5. As a hedonistic pagan, you just know I love this! — YUR

  6. Each of us have a perfect true self along a flawed body and ego. We all die so suffering is a companion for all in some form.

    let go of control, of fear or thought and freedom leads to happiness. We need to accomplishment anything, change anything or prove something, we are exactly where we need to be.

    Open your eyes and experience all of it.

    Very nice

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