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One man awake awakens another.
A second awakens his next-door brother.
Three awake can rouse a town,
by turning the whole place upside down.
Many awake can make such a fuss;
it finally awakens the rest of us.
One man up with dawn in his eyes,
surely then multiplies.

Awaken by Lawrence Trimble (1700’s)

These lyrics have echoed through my mind and heart lately. There is something about a spark of inspiration that can light an unquenchable thirst for something new.

Are you awake?

Or are you sleepwalking?

Today take the time to lean into the opportunities that are present before you to awaken the dream and passion inside of you to believe again.

This poem talks about the inspiration found in one man early in the morning, finding his voice and gathering those who are ready to listen.

What does awakening look like in your life this February?


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published five books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Her new online platform, The Boardroom Retreat; creates online content for professional and personal development for leaders. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth The Boardroom Retreat Link: https://www.patreon.com/theboardroomretreat

One thought on “Awaken a town

  • Jacky

    Thank you so much for writing and posting this…just exactly what my everything ( mind, body and spirit) needed today

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