You are more than one story

The path of our lives isn’t narrow.

We can’t fall off the edge or never find our way back if we take an interesting side track.

This path is created through the many stories of our lives. Woven together with threads, some of which predate our birth.

Cherish them. Hold them up to the light and see their colours.

They have made you who you are today.

Unique.

Irreplaceable.

And we need you as our travelling companion.

Let’s walk together.

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

This week

A few good words

My friend Elaine Thompson pointed me towards this powerful and passionate TED Talk from the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story. Although I’d seen it before, it is well worth a view, or two, or three, because she helps us see ourselves and each other more clearly.

In the new episode of Be More Poet, I celebrate travelling companions who accompany us on the edge. You can find Softly Walking on the Edge on my website or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Enjoy 🌿