The Tiger Within

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
(Brené Brown)


Everyone says
Do not feed the tiger
The Tiger within
Everyone says
Run away from anger
It will destroy you
Everyone says
Run away from sadness
It will envelop you
But I don’t want to
I want to envelop myself
In all my feelings
I want to destroy myself
In all my rage
And then be born anew
I want to scream and cry
And then feel the release
Because I know
The Tiger Within
May bring me pain
But the same Tiger
Will bring me strength
Will set me free
My roaring is Life


So let’s roar…

Love who you are… and stay high with life.





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Maria Jacobs

Hi, I’m Maria – an authentic, down-to-earth realtor, wife to a sailor, mother to a creative daughter, two majestic cats, and an energetic Goldendoodle puppy. I am a tree lover, artist and wanna-be poet with a passion for garden gates, art, history and mindfulness. Growing my roots in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, helping others do the same, and loving every minute of it.

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