Being – the place we all start

“In the bigger scheme of things, the universe is not asking us to do something, the universe is asking us to be something. And that’s a whole different thing.” – Lucille Clifton

These profoundly insightful words from the poet Lucille Clifton say it all.

Being is where we started. All of us.

And we forget this at our peril, losing our humanness along the way.

Yet, so often we measure ourselves and each other by what we do, failing to see the greater fruitfulness of who we can be.

Let’s go back to the start, shall we?


Thanks to Sam Ardery for generously sharing the quote from Lucille Clifton – it struck a beautiful chord.