Book Shelf: Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

I was so excited when I won this book! I had it on hold at the library, with a pretty long wait ahead of me.

I could not stop reading this book; drinking in every last comforting word, letting it soak into my mind, body, heart, and soul. Deeply meaningful to and for me. I marked one page, holding this Walt Whitman quote, “Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.”

This Walt Whitman quote has always been a powerful one for me. I grew up in the Deep South (of the U.S.), and have had to unlearn much that insults my soul and knowing. There’s much that permeates the culture due to beliefs, discounting the knowing of our hearts. On the flip side, there’s much I love about the culture, having grown up there, with my ancestors being from there.

I love this book, for being about the truth of having lost our spark, being numb to life, for standing up for not discounting what we feel from our knowing, for putting words to our wild, for declaring, “I am a goddamn cheetah!”


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