"So many riches, so many souls. With everything we see we want to possess. If you love someone, set them free."

The Ecstasy of Love  

What of power?
What of love?

Power must leave
Must go limp

Enter courage
A different (super) power

Courage to give up
Courage to relent
Courage to let it in

What are you holding onto?
What is your defining power?
What makes you you?

Give it up
Let love in

By Ken Carlson

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The Poet's Way

I've found a home. It's called The Poet's Way. You can join us as we are scheduling retreats for the rest of 2012 in Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Asheville, and Minneapolis.

The Poet's Way is life changing. We believe that there is a better way to live. We believe that life is meant to be lived at a deeper level of meaning. At a deeper level of resonance. We believe that people come alive when they live authentically, creatively, and expressively. We use poetry spoken out loud as a way to tap into that deeper meaning--to unleash our true selves onto the world. We want to live lives of purpose and bring you along on the journey. You don't have to call yourself a poet to come along--although we believe EVERYONE is a poet. 

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FROM THE BLOG: Who Makes You Happy?

About a year ago—my second marriage came to an end. Somewhat suddenly with circumstances that make most people gasp. However, this is not a story about the ending. This is a story about the beginning.

You see—my former wife and I became engaged to be married in DC during the summer of 2006. It was a fairy tale engagement. I showed up at her work on a early Friday afternoon and swept her away in a limo to the airport. We made our way to the bed and breakfast in DC where I pulled out all the stops to make her feel like a princess: rose petals, wine, a concert, clothing, a picnic in our favorite park with huge waterfalls, and of course a poem expressing my desire to be with her. Forever.

Last week I was in DC. I've told you that I love it there.

My cousin took me for a hike and I had no idea where I was going. It soon became clear after we arrived that we were at the park where I had asked my former wife to marry me. My first thought: "Ughh—I don't need this—maybe we should go somewhere else." My second thought: "I wonder what the universe wants to teach me today. In this place. With so much emotion. This should be fascinating."

I chose to stay. Boy am I glad that I did.

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What is it that your really want for your own life?

You're ambitious.
You're successful.
It seems you have a pretty good life.
You know though--that everything isn't what it seems.
Move from success to significance.

We tend to do the same things over and over again in our lives expecting different results. We chase the dreams of our 20s only to find in our 40s that none of those things really mattered. What we really wanted was a life of joy. A life of friendship. A life of adventure. 

Instead, we find ourselves living for someone else's idea of a perfect life.

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