We are all poets

What an astonishing thought!

No, don’t rush away, pause for a moment instead of discounting yourself.

These are the thoughtful words of Meg Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers in A simpler way:

We peered out through our senses, describing our experience of what we think reality to be. We choose images to convey our experience. We create metaphors to connect what we see. We explore new ways of understanding what seems to be happening and what we think it means.

Ezra Pound called poetry “the language of exploration.” The place to begin our exploration of a creative, playful world is with the acknowledgment that we are all poets, exploring possibilities of meaning in a world which is also all the time exploring possibilities.

Let’s choose to explore rather than react to define.

And see what happens.