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Spirit of Adventure: the high drama of self-discovery

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When coyotes howl outside your tent, that may be adventure.   While you trudge through the wilderness with a 40-pound pack, that could be deemed "adventure."   While sweating like a horse as you pedal over a 12,000-foot pass, you might be living an adventure.  

 

While you thrust your brush onto the canvas, you come face to face with artistic expression.    Perhaps a certain knot in a macramé project renders a new kind of adventure in your life.  

 

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When howling-gale winds press your lips against your teeth while sailing into a raging storm, you face a mighty adventure.   You may stand on the edge of a mountain with sub-zero temperatures before plunging into a deep powder chute. That could be called "adventure."

 

A new step on the dance floor may find you struggling with the beat of the music.   It could be defined as imaginative adventure.

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But that's not what makes an adventure!  

You might ask, "Why not - what more do I have to do to create adventure in my life?"

 

Adventure begins where you define it.   It rolls into "being" by your actions toward your passions.   When you learn how to think "adventure" in whatever passion you pursue, you learn how to live adventure.

 

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It is your willingness to struggle through it, to present yourself at the doorstep of Nature or in front of a canvas or mountain peak.   You might be a writer struggling with a plot or character. Adventure advances as you express it.  

 

Can you think of any greater joy coming from life than living inside the "moment" of an adventure?   It may be a fleeting "high", a stranger that changes your life, an animal that delights you or even frightens you, a struggle where you triumphed, or even failed, yet you braved the challenge.   Those moments present you uncommon experiences that give your life eternal expectation.  

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Frosty Wooldridge Bio: Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His books (more...)
 
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