On David Whyte and the Fierce Heat of Living August 1, 2014 • 0 Comments I posted the following poem by David Whyte last year. I was profoundly moved the first time I saw it and it continues to be one of my favorites, inspiring me in different ways each time I read the words. It reminds me that I am smack in the center of this fierce heat of living, looking outward with firm eyes that say: this is where I stand. Self Portrait It doesn’t interest me if there is one God or many gods. I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned. If you know despair or can see it in others. I want to know if you are prepared to live in the world with its harsh need to change you. If you can look back with firm eyes saying this is where I stand. I want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living falling toward the center of your longing. I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of your sure defeat. I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even the gods speak of God. — David Whyte from Fire in the Earth Sending you fierce love and support. -db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.