ESCAPING THE FLATWOODS We slept in, moseyed around camp, ate breakfast and genuinely relaxed before heading out for another try at finding Bork Falls at ground level. We made it back across the creek and to the parking lot. This time though, with no other vehicle there, we noticed a narrow trail off the left … Continue reading NEVER GIVE UP
What's going price for an epic photo? Have you ever been on an adventure and you know where there's this view that you can get an epic photo that you have seen a dozen times and just love. In the process of trying to get this perfect shot that you have planned out in your mind, you actually lose sight of … Continue reading EPIC PHOTOS
IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, FAKE IT! I originally wrote this post months ago and loved it. Unfortunately in my blog design conversion, I lost all the text. I do recall sharing my original mantra from my basketball years in high school, "If at first you don't succeed, fake it." I would fake a … Continue reading MANTRAS
DON'T LET FEARS CONSUME YOU! I have always had an irrational fear of heights. Maybe it's really a fear of falling, maybe it's really a fear of pain from if I fall and get hurt. Regardless, I can be doing some random thing and just freeze in fear because I think if I take another … Continue reading EXPLORE FEARS AWAY
Reblogging this inspirational read on not comparing yourself to others.
Comparing yourself to others is a two-fold process that usually involves measurement and techniques (involving duality) that are superfluous (and that may very well dull the mind). If many are immersed in dull habits, superficial behaviors, and limited perspectives, comparing yourself with them and then emulating them may, indeed, tend to make the mind act (i.e., react) similarly. Indifference, seen as normal and ordinary, easily breeds more indifference. A unique person, beyond all the lemmings, perceives beyond mere comparison and imitation; such a person is more inherently free (than those who merely absorb, internalize, swallow, and imitate the behaviors of others). Those who lazily internalize all of society’s values and traditions are not free (though they may, as a reaction, insist that they are); they are secondhand shadows of antiquated authority, old habits, and primitive patterns of the past. It’s easy to be secondhand. Then you don’t have to think…
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This is one of those reads that makes you realize that you need to create your own experience from a place…others perspectives may vary depending upon their situation, not yours. Check out what a this blogger tells us about perspective.
This is a new series reflecting on the hiking inspiration from other with added perspective. It comes from a collection from various places I’ve been and people I’ve “met”.
“I actually fell so in love with Clouds Rest that I banned myself from researching it any further, so that I could have my own most pure and real experience of it.” [post] ~ Thuc Do, Creative & Adventuress
DISCOVERY: It’s a compelling idea of becoming so enamored of something that you want a clear frame of mind to develop your own perception. Sometimes we take another’s enthusiasm of a place (in their timeframe/season and with different hopes and dreams) and it build up our expectations to where our experience doesn’t stand a chance to wow us because we’ve already been recalibrated to unreasonably high hopes.
“I’m going to hike when I want, stop when I’m tired, nap when…
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THE OUTDOORS IS AN AMAZING PLACE TO HEAL. We love the outdoors and have several reasons why we do the different activities outside that we do. Today, for me, it was all about healing my heart. For the past week I have been heartbroken and just emotionally fatigued from the loss of my little brother. … Continue reading Healing Hike
With Fall colors catching everyone's eye, it made me ponder... Is it the flower we see and appreciate or is it the color? Let's dig deep for our real personal perspective here. Is it the lovely jewel-toned color that we adore or is the stem, leaves and divine bloom that attracts us? Think for a … Continue reading The Flower or the Color?
NATURE'S SIMPLE THINGS OFTEN GO UNNOTICED How observant are you when you venture outside? Do you notice the simple things? We didn't always notice or appreciate them. There are still times when we are hiking that we are trying to get to a certain point at a certain time and we hike straight ahead and hardly … Continue reading SIMPLE THINGS
MAKE TIME FOR THE OUTDOORS. Be intentional in making time to get outdoors. It is too easy to get caught up in life and let life dictate your schedule. Schedule time to go hike, bike or adventure outside your way. A simple walk outside will do also. Just get out there and enjoy the beauty … Continue reading MAKE TIME