Life is an adventure; live it! When you think of adventure, do you envision a skydiving excursion, a zip line across the Grand Canyon, a scuba dive to the Atlantic Ocean floor?
The poet Rumi encourages the thrill seeker to look inwards for the next adventure.
And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
Self discovery is the first journey you take. You learn how your body works. And when you have accepted certain truths about your body, you shift focus to your mind. You learn the things you love and question why you love them. You learn the people you attract and you decide if they are the ones you want to keep around.
When you have learned how to receive and return love, you are ready to create it.
Do the things that inspire love in the world. Write, sing, dance, teach, run, design, create, lead, speak, serve – whatever you love, do it joyfully, knowing that your joy elicits joy in others. Smile because your smile begets the smiles of others. Give so that others will be inspired by your kindness to give to others.
The greatest gift you can give the world is your understanding of yourself, your acceptance of your purpose, and your decision to live it out every day.
The greatest adventure you will ever take is the journey into yourself – it is the road to everything.
Hiking books not required.