How do you keep your work edgy and alive?

A question I was asked in a study on artful organizing.

Hafiz says,
The words Guru, Swami, Super Swami, Master, Teacher, Murshid,
Yogi, Priest,

most of those sporting such a title are
just peacocks.

The litmus test is:
hold them upside down over a cliff for a few hours.
If they don’t wet their
pants

maybe you found a real one.

How would you answer? Here’s what I came up with…

Get clear about being here.
Learn somatic wisdom…edgy

Devote regard for all…edgy
Foster freedom…edgy

Create, play, rest from workaholism…edgy
Study mystery…off the edge

Ask for money…edgy
Befriend center and edge.

Navigate efficiency of energy, thin line
Seek clarity of vision…hidden in plain sight

Find courage to love…forgetting edges
Dance, write, sing, think, teach, speak

Nudge inquiries toward transparency
with edgy companions.
Evolve in worlds of changes.

Meet suffering, death, conflict
Play along precipices. Age.

Edgiest of all? Let go of leadership.

Clue in to higher sources who ask nothing,
everything, unconditionally loving your edge.

Most loved edge?
Get off track, follow a muse.

Do odd things like dance with Ada,
age 14, in the studio.

For an hour, get blown away
by life’s undiscovered genius.

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