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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Spirit of Adventure


"Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure." ~Stephen R. Covey

Wow.

As those of you following my blog know, I've been focused on finding inspiration in my life as I'm recouping after my eye surgery. My surgery (& ensuing headaches) have certainly put me in a 'No Bull&^%$' state-of-mind, to say the least! I suppose that is because it has been such a struggle with all these %$#@ headaches. Fortunately, I'm 'seeing' progress as I figure out my limitations & how to work around them.

When I was younger I was a rules-follower. That's how I was raised, and that's what one did to fit in. By now I've figured out that being true to myself works better because I'm playing to my strengths, not to someone else's ideals. And by experiencing the personal security that goes along with trusting my instincts, my natural sense of adventure and openness feel stronger than ever. And it feels good!

While I still struggle with headaches, eye-strain, dizziness & some (understandable) fatigue, I'm making it a personal challenge to test my limits & see just how much living I can get away with. I'm still doing all the right things (eating healthy, exercising regularly, expanding my mind with learning & projects, socializing, meditating, etc.), and yet my 'No Bull &^%$' Fly-Zone is allowing me to seek out (and find) daily inspirations. This world is SO vast, and holds so many amazing things... and I want to experience as many of them as I possibly can.

So tell me, what speaks to your sense of adventure? What makes your heart & mind take flight & soar? Tell me...

7 comments:

  1. "So tell me, what speaks to your sense of adventure? What makes your heart & mind take flight & soar?"

    Good question, girl!!

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  2. I love this! It is inspiring and true!!

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  3. David S. MaqueraApril 7, 2010 at 2:11 AM

    Skydiving!

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  4. snowboarding the rockies!

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  5. Kevin ToppenbergApril 7, 2010 at 2:13 AM

    I'm with Chuck. Snow sports are it. But I'll go with skiing.

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  6. Those activities that when you are finished leave you wanting to do more or do it again.

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  7. Good question, girl!!

    The wind through my hair; a breeze!!
    I love wind, and it can make my heart soar (if it isn't a hurricane, and even then before it actually arrives, it is exciting).
    ..and the ocean and waves speak of something greater.. bigger than my heart.

    Travel is my adventure generally; but these days.. it's travel on the web. I LOVE being able to read the news worldwide; it makes me feel like I'm there.

    But I do love shopping the souks in a strange environment and going through foreign airports and the shops that surround air travel. It provides a 'taste' of products and the food of the people.. and enables me to hear their languages and see their way of dressing in a non-threatening way. It is something that I simply love.

    Doesn't take much to make me excited, does it?!

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