T.G.I.F.: Teetering on yourself

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You push yourself to the edge
until you become the edge and teeter on yourself–
but there is no edge,
only new modes of consciousness swimming into one another.

~ Jim Harrison, from “A Natural History of Some Poems,” Just Before Dark: Collected Nonfiction

 


Notes: Poem source: Memory’s Landscape. Photography: No boundaries by Monique (via Mennyfox55)

Comments

  1. New modes of consciousness on every level. So true. We never stop learning or growing. 😇

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  2. Reading this over and over until I find the comfort, and not fear.

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  3. it’s all about balance.

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  4. Really wish you could create a “Love this” button, Dave.
    Just like mimijk, reading this over and over.

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  5. Taking risks — if you don’t stretch, you don’t grow. That’s what I keep telling myself. Reminds me of that wonderful quote from William G.T. Shedd: “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”

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  6. I feel like a Gumby this morning. This one made my head hurt.

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  7. Yikes! I hope she’s not suicidal. I’m balanced. I don’t have to get up on a chair to prove it. Anyway, my feet hurt just looking at hers. If I had done that stunt at home, my mother would have had a fit! Okay, okay. I know. I’m missing the finer point, but still….

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  8. Reblogged this on A Grateful Man and commented:
    “Teetering on yourself” I like the vision of that.

    With Love,
    Russ

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  9. “When you reach your edge, soften. Soften until you slip through the constraints and can create a new rhythm, a new route, a new release. Water is soft yet powerful.
    Reach your edge, and soften.”

    ~ Victoria Erickson

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  10. I’m betting you practice yoga, Sawsan… 🙂

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  11. There is no edge. We only perceive it to be so. Soften and breathe and it transforms.
    (We used to think the world was flat too!)

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