All posts tagged: mary oliver

How to welcome the unimaginable

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable,” says Mary Oliver. What does the unimaginable mean to you? Does the unimaginable mean a dream that seems impossible? To make room for the unimaginable, for an impossible dream, keep an open heart and an open mindset. You keep an open heart and and open mindset by being careful with the beliefs you choose to keep, by being faithful to your vision, and by surrendering to what’s out of your control. Rewrite the story in your head Staying true to a dream is hard. If you weren’t born in the best set of circumstances or if your life has been full of struggle after struggle, then your dream may feel like it’s impossible to achieve. For example, if money problems were normal in your household growing up, imagining a life of wealth for yourself might be difficult to take in. If you tell yourself, because I grew up poor, I will always be poor, you’ll reinforce that belief in your mind. Therefore, rewrite the story you …

Your Precious Life

“Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?,” Mary Oliver wrote. She did not offer a suggestion of the perfect life plan. What you do with your life is up to you. However different our answers are to that question, Oliver knew that our days on earth are not only numbered but precious. You become so busy and worried about the next problem to tackle or the failure to get back up from. It’s easy to forget that life is indeed precious. It’s easy to become hopeless and restless because you work hard and you try again. Only to find that you need to work harder and keep trying. It all seems like an endless loop. You have the problem-solving skills and determination to face your problems and failures. You are courageous, and you give life your best effort. And before you know it, you experience the results of your efforts. And no matter how much you plan for your life, there’s always something unexpected that arrives. …