Henry David Thoreau made a decision to go to Walden Pond to simplify his life and to, as he said, “drink the marrow of life.”
He wrote this: “I have learned this, at least by my experiment, that if one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they will meet with success unexpected in common hours. They will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary, and new universal and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around this one. All laws will be expanded and interpreted in their favor for a more liberal sense. But this person begins to live with a license of a higher order of being, if one is willing to confidently move in the direction of their dreams and endeavor to live the life which one has imagined.”
To do that, we have to know what our dreams are and imagine those dreams as a living reality that we can begin to inhabit, incorporate and incarnate right where we are.
Perhaps the greatest work we’ll do this day is to let ourselves drink the marrow of life and do some dreaming and imagining of our own.