A friend shared this beautiful poem with me this morning by Judith Gass - Initiations.
Why are you waiting to begin your life?
Do you think the world must care and come soliciting?
Listen to the knocking at the door of your own heart. It is only faint because you have not answered.
You have fled yourself with preparations. Time left laughing while you considered possibilities.
Wake up- you have slept long enough.
Wake up - tomorrow may be too late.
When you finally dare open the door your life will begin arriving with swells of neglected dreams. Then with waves of joyful revelation, the sea will follow.
You will be swept along by the full and magnificent tides of your own longing - that no one else can give you. That no one else can claim.