This quote caught me by my heart today and hasn’t let go yet.
Rachel Naomi Remen wrote, “There is often more wisdom to be found at the edges of life than in its middle.”
It is when I have stretched the edges, the perimeter of my life, that each aspect of the rest of my life joins in the increased passion chorus.
It feels dangerous out there – it feels like if I slip, I might fall off my life completely – and that is not a treasured alternative. Yet the other part comes cruising in – and says, “Julie, my love, go to the edge and allow the flow to pull you along.”
It’s like skating along the divine flow: I can’t ice skate on my own without my ankles caving into the center bringing my entire body off balance.
Yet when I step into the flow of the divine, the ankles never crumble.
I have moved beyond the fearful “safety” in the middle and boldly into the wisdom of the edge instead.