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I just recently registered for a writing for Love and Liberation course, and they send weekly (?) writing prompts and inspiration. One of the prompts I received today is to write 10 things I hunger for.
This part is inspired by Joy Harjo’s Eagle Poem (shared as part of the course):
"To pray, you open your whole self"
"To know there is more
That you can't see, can't hear
Can't know except in moments"
10 Things I Hunger For
- Connection with others
- Spiritual connection
- Connection with my family
- Being useful to others
- Making a difference in the world
I do want to say that it’s not like those things I hunger for are things I don’t have enough of in my life, or I don’t seek them enough. I do. But I guess with things like Learning, no matter how satisfied I am doing it, I always have capacity for more? It’s like, I can never reach my cap of how much Learning I want to have? I am always striving for more? Same with most of them, although I think I may need to invest more in Connection with family, because I can get a lot done with very little effort to connect with my students and colleagues, but with family it needs a lot more sustained intention and action, and it is a lot more complex and important. The bring useful to others and making a difference to the world is one that I think many people don’t have, though possibly many who read my blog are educators and probably do have?
We were encouraged to listen to particular music while writing this, but I was writing it late night and early morning, so I didn’t. But if you want to do the exercise yourself, one of the songs is: Why Do We Hunger for Beauty by Steve Bell and it is beautiful.
Header image of baby birds in a nest opening mouths to receive food from their mom (I assume) by barskefranck on Pixabay