If you could change your life and live how you want to live, would you dare do it? Even though others seek to convince you to stay the same.
Often, we feel stuck, trapped within the demands of others and their constant flood of controlling messages. Unable to move, a voice within us wonders, “Do I have the strength to be who I seek to be? Can I make the difficult decision to initiate change, or will I allow fear to keep me in place?” These soul-searching questions were the catalyst for this thought-provoking and inspiring book, To Be Human – Always by Tiffany Sunday. In her third poetry collection, Sunday ponders these questions during her search for her authentic self while defending her humanity from the invasive nature of digital technology.
Sunday’s poetry reflects a new awareness gained after peeling away layers of obsolete conditioning. For Sunday, nature offers solace, inspiration, and mental space for self-discovery. Her love of the outdoors is evident in the book’s nature-themed poems, which provide subtle wisdom from her observations. While contemplating questions about life and what you seek to achieve, Sunday’s poems and writings offer guidance for finding the courage to be you.
A poem sample from To Be Human – Always.
Courage to Be
The courage to be me
feels as foreign as a distant land
across the sea,
an unfamiliar place that I have yet to see.
The courage I seek lies
beyond the horizon,
along the miles of hidden roads
that have yet to experience my footsteps.
A decision must be made,
stay and become one with groupthink,
or pack my gear,
let go of fear,
and walk along the roads I have yet to travel.