We collaborated with the team at Live Learn Evolve to create this video using one of our favorite poems by the award-winning and best-selling poet Mary Oliver, Wild Geese. A very rare live reading from her was recorded and we used this recording in the video. We hope these beautiful words and images speak to you.

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

Author Kevin Park

Kevin is the Co-Visionary of We Are Wildness with his partner Alissa Wild. He is also Co-Director of We Are Wildness University and the Nature Based Business Network. He's a certified personal trainer and is passionate about teaching natural fitness, natural nutrition, helping other nature-based businesses and living a more nature-connected lifestyle. He prefers to be outdoors in nature as often as possible trail running, cycling, hiking and camping with his partner and husky dog, gardening, chopping wood, lifting rocks, climbing trees, reading books, slacklining, dancing, foraging for wild food and medicine, and swimming in the rivers of Vancouver Island, BC where he calls home.

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