Letters for the Reckless

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Letters for the Reckless are about:

the recklessness of turning away from easy answers and other people’s rules, and turning into our own fear and humanness

the recklessness of choosing, in every respect, how we will live and do business, to fully inhabit the territory of our life

the recklessness of giving voice to what arises from within, daring to speak our honest words and open ourselves to the world.


Remember always that the true self is not a fixed thing… the true self is always in motion like music, a river of life, changing, moving, failing, suffering, learning, shining.

That is why you must freely and recklessly make new mistakes… And do not try to be consistent, for what is true to you today may not be true at all tomorrow, because you see a better truth.


—Brenda Ueland from 'If You Want To Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit'

 

 
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