The Inner Wild

Updated: Nov 2, 2020


There are moment when the inner call for freedom sparks a light within and we call it passion. It calls forward thoughts of beauty, glory and guts. With easeful ideas dancing to peak interests into action. Creativity lurks beneath the slumber of a docile warm couch and a sedated tv remote.

Each day we are met with the challenge to let our inner wild lead the way. Instead of turning to routine in the safety of the known. This steals the unique ability within the unexpected to come forward and dazzle with the unknown. It is a choice to be open to the innate instinctual nature inside of us.


We walk about our day within painted walls and level floors. Navigating a different type of wild through a technological wilderness. Our strength now measured by resilience and the ability to endure endless distance in a virtual world. We have welcomed a new form of survival while shifting with the world's environmental changes.


Now we must look deeper to find what has meaning. Reflecting our light out to others as connection and ignition for those wavering in the shadows. The light within our hearts that sparks passion comes through many windows of the soul. At times unexpected and unusual almost a curiosity that sprouts into new life.


We must allow time to recognize our interests, delights, to ask questions and to simply observe. This activity of paying attention to ourselves within our world and pondering our interactions with it, feeds us. It is our soul's opportunity to offer us a pathway to nourishment.


What we notice often speaks to what we need to reflect and integrate. There may be a theme that appears, or a repeated message that seemingly keeps arriving through conversations or thought patterns. Processing inspiration takes time to integrate. Each moment of growth has begun with a spark or flare of insight from which everything else grows.


It's easy to talk about our wild side and think that it means bad behavior or unsocial conduct. It might turn out that way. Most of the time it's not that way at all. The wild in us does call us to be unyielding in our authenticity. To be free enough to let the unexpected within ourselves arrived welcomed, even if cautiously.

Many people are uncomfortable unleashing themselves for fear of the ever present judgment of others, or perhaps from themselves. We all grow accustom to roles, image, and social ingrained expectations of cultural normalcy. This conformity appears to be one of the primary reason we are all culturally asleep to our own creativity.


So, what is it that stirs the sleeping wild to awaken? Can it be summoned like a tame beast? I think not. True wildness cannot be commanded into service, nor would temptation rouse it. Only an authentic roar from within the deep recesses of our wild essence itself produces the pounce.


The driving energy raw with power that presses creation into form arises from pure authentic interest. It cannot be denied. It might build slowly waking up to a repeated sparkle that finally catches hold our attention to settle into contemplative awe.


Once our inner wildness announces its presence, we become explorers. Each of us learns to navigate our inner wild as no two paths are exactly alike. Wildness within our psyche has unique coloring specific to each of us. For each of us, it honors the ability to be ourselves. Granting permission, claiming and reveling in the unfolding authentic self.


It may be startling to see and experience the non-homogenized version of ourselves. How often do we allow ourselves the luxury of not conforming, even from our own habits? We e