T.G.I.F.: Teetering on yourself


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)


  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,

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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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