Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

This Is What You Shall Do

Oh Walt Whitman!!

Timeless words that inspire me daily….

“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”

-Walt Whitman

Celebrating Freedom

How better to celebrate the freedoms we have then to be alive in each moment, with every molecule of our singular unique self brought to fruition.  What a huge gift this freedom!  To be able to live our highest truth without involvement from imposing powers not our own.  Huge sacrifices have been made for these gifts.

Evolved and evolving, present, aware living are the fruits of this free life.  Letting our being creatively express on the palette of the vibrant planet.  Feeling deep gratitude. And yes! bringing to being all of our singular unique selves.

Yes, we are truly free.

Know it.  Live it.

And may the creatures be wild and free!

Mountain Goat

Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.

Walt Whitman

Resolve and thou art free.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow