What should I do about the wild heart and the tame?
The wild heart that wants to be free,
and the tame heart that wants to come home.
—Jeannette Winterson, from the novel Lighthousekeeping
How are you tending your wild heart?
How are you creating a true home for your beautiful tame heart to rest in?
These are the kinds of questions I call “generative questions” or “living questions.” They don’t want to be answered quickly, but instead to be lived into, to be asked again and again, to be pondered and felt.
Try This: A beautiful way to do this is to write these questions at the top of a page in your journal and then use the practice of freewriting to answer them. Set a timer for 15-minutes and just write, letting the pen flow freely without censoring or pausing to think. See what surprises, insights, wisdom, beauty turns up on the page.
I invite you to explore your wild heart and your tame heart. What supports you to roam freely in the wilds of your imagination, your feelings, your world? What do you need? What supports you to truly come home to yourself and to feel at home in the world, with others? What would it take?
I invite you to explore these with me this Sunday, November 1 in my day-long workshop Writing Wild. Open to writers and creative souls of all kinds. It will be a beautiful, magical, nourishing day. If you register by this Wednesday, October 28, you get a $20 discount–a good idea! Click here: Writing Wild
My 7-week course in Writing Wild begins the following Wednesday, November 4 and provides a deep dive into our wilderness within and into communion with the extraordinary wilderness around us. Register by this Sunday to get the discount price. Click here: Writing Wild
To your wild heart,