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Leadership & Resiliency Reading List

February 05, 2016

SELF-PORTRAIT by David Whyte
It doesn’t interest me if there is one God 
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel 
if you can know despair or 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.

From River Flow

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