Week 13 – the journey


Ooooooh! I have the feeling that this poem from Mary Oliver fits so well with the journey that we have embarked on with the MKE, the new life that we have started with our new self.


One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible.
It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do – determined to save the only life you could save. »

Mary Oliver

To be honest, I am still unsure about my ultimate dream in life – the one I stated in my DMP, my earnest desire, my truest interest. Yet, I have the feeling that I know what I have to do. I have to continue the process, to continue this journey. The process, as guided by the MKE, is excellent in itself.  Together with meditation, it enables wisdom to grow in me. I progressively find out what I do not want (cement is progressively falling off). And I keep exploring solutions, opening up possibilities, to check if my stated dream is really my earnest desire or truest interest, or otherwise to find out what this would be.

Increase in me that wisdom Which discovers my truest interest, Strengthen my resolution To perform that which wisdom dictates.

8 thoughts on “Week 13 – the journey

  1. That is a good poem Maily. It does fit very well with our class. I can relate to you since I’m not real sure what to do or I should be doing either. Although, I’m not real sure what I’m supposed to be doing to get there when I don’t know where I’m going yet. But there are some initial steps we are taking like this class that will hopefully get us to where we’re supposed to be & do what we should be doing. Wishing you much happiness & success. & a Very Merry Christmas & a healthy, safe & successful New Year!

    1. Thank you so much, Davene! It is heartwarming to have a comment from you. Thank you also for making the MKE such an efficient life changer…

  2. I don’t know who Mary Oliver is but I really liked her words. Thank you so much for sharing them.
    I recognize the feeling of making a journey within yourself, and with persistence continue everyday in processes.
    I am sure you will find out exactly your DMP, and maybe even to have the feeling then, that you knew all the time what your ultimate dream in life is.

    1. Thank you Monika! Interesting, this idea that I would know have known all along what my ultimate dream is. I’m curious…

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