Sharon Elliott, MSSW is a corporate speaker, writing circle facilitator and everyday poet.  Reminding us of our connection with nature and each other, inner wisdom is enlivened and wholehearted living inspired. 

Sharon is commited to creating learning environments that support social/emotional intelligence.  She believes that creativity, initiative and cooperation can be enhanced in adulthood.  As a writer and mother she draws from a deep well of experience and encourages each of us to tap into our own sources of strength and wisdom.    In 2008 she co-authored, A Child’s Way: Slowing Down for Goodness Sake, with her daughter, Carrie Ferguson.   

THE LIGHTEST TOUCH

Good poetry begins with
the lightest touch,
a breeze arriving from nowhere,
a whispered healing arrival,
a word in your ear,
a settling into things,
then like a hand in the dark
it arrests your whole body,
steeling you for revelation.

In the silence that follows
a great line
you can feel Lazarus
deep inside
even the laziest, most deathly afraid
part of you,
lift up his hands and walk toward the light.

    - David Whyte
from
Everything is Waiting for You and River Flow: New & Selected Poems
      ©2003 Many Rivers Press

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