In I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, this powerful writer expands on the ideas that inspired the poem for the first time.
"I'm not sure I know exactly what passion is," writes the author, " but I do know what it does for us. I know that it breaks us open until there is no partition between our bodies and the body of the world. I know it acts on us until something takes root inside and insists on growing. I usually forget that it begins as a reaching down into the dark as well as up and out toward the light.
Dawna Markova, Ph.D., is internationally know for her groundbreaking work in helping people learn with passion and live on purpose. She is the CEO of Professional Thinking Partners, Inc., co-founder of the Worldwide Women's Web, and former research affiliate of the Organizational Learning Center at MIT.