The Beginning of a Year

Instead of resolutions involving diet and exercise and what-nots that will soon be broken because of a lack of willpower, I’m starting my new year with a writing by Rilke. Here’s to a year of existing every so often outside my comfort zone and embracing the idea of stepping away from safety. Begin by being brave.

“If we imagine our being as a room of any size, it seems that most of us know only a single corner of that room, a spot by the window, a narrow strip on which we keep walking back and forth. It gives a kind of security. But isn’t insecurity with all its dangers so much more human?

We are not prisoners of that room.”

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