Here at The Renegades, we’ve decided to do a new thing; We’re going to share a quote with you wonderful beings every week. Not just one of those wishy washy meh kinda quotes. The ones they sell in chain garden centres, made out of clay, painted pink and green with dainty little flowers or fairies dancing about on them. F*ck those quotes.
No, we’re going to share with you quotes that shook us to the core. The one that send vibrations through your spine and make your brain buzz with inspiration. Mmm that epiphany feeling. Delicious.
We’re going to kick it off with this awesome quote right here. We are all about this.
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive.
– Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Mmmm what a sexy quote. We found it when filling out one of those personality tests, specifically the one in this blog post (that we will write soon).
I got a real drive to find my purpose from this quote; the whole idea of ‘life as an adventure’ really resonates with me. Yep. I guess thats my purpose. Life as an adventure. – Harv.
A Little About the Author:
Here’s an extract from Oriah’s website to give you a little insight.
Oriah is first and foremost a story-teller, a lover of words and symbols and the stories that lift our spirits, open our hearts and offer us ways to see patterns and create meaning in our lives. The focus of her life and work has been an on-going inquiry into the Sacred Mystery. Her writing, teaching and personal journey all explore how we can each become the individual we are at the deepest level of being and how we can co-create meaning together in the world. Blending humour, insight and compassion for our human struggles Oriah encourages herself and others to be ruthlessly honest and infinitely kind toward our own strengths and our weaknesses.
Raised in a small community in Northern Ontario, Oriah’s family encouraged her to bring her questions and explorations to the Christian tradition they espoused. At home in the wilderness she was drawn to and at home in the ceremonies and earth-based teachings of the First People’s, eventually teaching and sharing what she learned. Her daily practice includes ceremonial prayer, yoga, meditation and writing. A graduate of Ryerson University’s social work program (Toronto) and a student of Philosophy at the University of Toronto she has facilitated groups, offered classes and counselled individuals for over thirty-five years. The mother of two grown sons, Oriah lives in Toronto, Canada.