Monday, March 5, 2012

The Burning Question...

Sometimes, on my search for the best design inspired post, something grabs me completely un-related to Interior Design, but completely related to the design of ME, of WHO I AM....WOW!!  A friend of mine, Lisa..posted a VERY POWERFUL article, written by Danielle LaPorte, that not only took my breath away, but grabbed a hold of my shoulders and SHOOK me to the bone.  In the Article, Danielle speaks of of her friend Pasha, and a mythical story she had been told, read below:

"There’s a story my friend Pasha told me about about a mythic band of magic-loving Irish folk. Feeling the call for newness, they would forge out to settle on a new island. Necessarily, they would make the journey by ship. When they arrived to their next land they would unpack — and then promptly burn their boats.
No desire to go back. Focused forward. New journey, new way of getting there, new results.
Usually we want to do more of what got us to where we are. There is safety in repetition. Familiarity, best practices, proven techniques. I think the Bright Future craves more daring from us."

OH MY GOODNESS...I read this, and my breath was taken away. I realize this wont be everyone's first reaction to it, but can you imagine, just imagine, if after you make decisions, no matter what they BURN YOUR BOAT, never turning back, never second guessing, never worrying?? or maybe that's already how you live your life, and if it is, that is an amazing way to do it! So I will pose the same question to you as she poses to her readers...

What Boat do you need to burn?"

My answer?
I am burning the boat that carries my immediate need for answers. Needing to know, not only how my story ends, but about every detail in every stone of the path that will lead me there..needing to know what my next bright step of success is going to be. I am lighting the match..watching it burn!!!

Chills, I tell ya!! CHILLS!!!
A writing also from Danielle LaPorte
a testimony to the future
I bless the path that showed itself to me
astute, blind, courageous, clever, faithfully
I forged and floated
to now.
I testify to the utility of all that was then.
I testify to where I now stand: I AM here.
I testify to my capacity to craft
new ways of getting where I want to go.
I am the journey.
I am the path.
I am the destination.

SO PLEASE!!! tell me!! What boat do YOU need to burn!!!??!!


Rebecca - belle&beanzer said...

Talk about letting go! The thought of stepping off into a new land and burning my boat. It gave me chills! XOXO

Deidre Interiors said...

The desire to know the future, an impossible task!

Lisa Larson-Kelley said...

Thank you for this post, your answer is an inspiration! I hadn't come across the other poem, a testimony to the future, indeed!!

Kristie Ignash said...

I'm burning the boat and allowing my KNOWING that I'm on the right path! This is PERFECT timing as I prepare to begin my move into our new home tomorrow morning! Wow!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Love you!!!

lacheis said...

I need to burn my "always in control" boat..the only person it stresses is me!

Design Thoughts said...

Deidre! an Impossible task indeed :)
Kristie!! Good Luck with your move! I cant wait to see pictures!

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