Fear & Risk Taking
|Alfred, Lord Tennyson|
Alfred, Lord Tennyson was an English poet who was appointed poet laureate in 1850, and considered highly representative of the Victorian age in England. In his poem I Envy Not In Any Moods, Tennyson sends us a message that is all too often ignored by those who live in fear of failing. He tells us to go on in life as if failure were not a consideration, and to ignore our fears as we proceed. Freedom is what is valued, despite the inherent risks. Read Tennyson's poem and consider the radical idea; there is no such thing as failure.
I Envy Not In Any Moods:
I envy not in any moods
The captive void of noble rage,
The linnet born within the cage,
That never knew the summer woods:
I envy not the beast that takes
His license in the field of time,
Unfetter'd by the sense of crime,
To whom a conscience never wakes;
Nor, what may count itself as blest,
The heart that never plighted troth
But stagnates in the weeds of sloth,
Nor any want-begotten rest.
I hold it true, what're befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Go out today and start something new and never mind the risk you may have to take.
Mary Jane Kasliner - Feng Shui Master - Yoga Teacher
President - Body Space Alignment