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ambition

A good friend of mine gifted a book to me by David Whyte called "Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words".

I'm reading this book slowly.  Pacing myself like a full course meal.

For the past few days, I've been living with his poem "Ambition" and it's wrecking me.

All of us are involved in some type of creative act. This involves intentional pursuit and putting our hands to the plow. However, the internal motivation - our hearts - behind this pursuit must continually be put in check.  Whyte's words give fodder to the process and importance of continual self examination.

Click here to read the poem.