Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Hindsight, Humor, and Hope: An Adult Program

Handout 1: Taking It Home

Material excerpted from the book I WILL NOT DIE AN UNLIVED LIFE © 2000 Dawna Markova, with permission from Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC Newburyport, MA and San Francisco, CA

I will not die an unlived life.

I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid,

more accessible,

loosen my heart

until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance,

to live so that which came to me as seed

goes to the next as blossom,

and that which came to me as blossom,

goes on as fruit. — Dawna Markova

Taking It Home

Create a mandala that connects you and your interests to others. Remember to write the date on the page. In the future you might find it interesting to look back at the mandala and recall when you made it.

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