Friday, October 13, 2006

Some Passing Forward Thoughts.....











"There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave the most in life - happiness, freedom, and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else."
P. March
In a comment posted here by Traxx... a mention was made of passing an 'Adventure Muse' forward to someone else... which gave me pause to ponder again how people are receiving this endeavor...
I did indeed invite finders of a 'Summit Stone' and an 'Adventure Muse' to pass something along to another they might see on their own journey, if they enjoyed these gifts themselves...
To hear that folks are doing just that resonates greatly...
The one picture above shares another experience of this. It is of a 'Summit Stone' tucked into the wood on the large board sign atop Kilimanjaro; the roof of Africa. While I have been to Africa, I did not climb that peak. This 'Summit Stone' was carried there by MR & SR, who having more than one 'Summit Stone', decided to pass another forward... They then posted this picture and left the stone in the summit register for another soul to discover...
As F. Burnett wrote; "Nature has made you a giver...your hands are born open, so is your heart." And if finding a 'Summit Stone' or musing over the quotes in the 'Muse' puts a smile on your face, invites a bit of mystery to your life, even adds a touch of wonder to your adventure experiences..... then just maybe you too will discover a wonderful paradox... that what we give away, often returns to us in many other forms, and often with greater inherent values within it... (And is that not really a hidden gift that we surprise ourselves with...)
Passing things forward, like experience, hope, simple gestures, a few minutes of time, a moment of consideration, or even a little bit of our efforts and energy... gathers a strength of its own like a wave travelling across the face of an ocean. As O. Mandino said: "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
And as I have said in my intentions, doing so anonymously, is a special experience as well.....
DSD





9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice

BB said...

Mine was found on my second mountain summit and I keep it in my backpack too!

SummitStones said...

BB
It will bring you more than luck... It will become a touchstone for where ever you wander...
DSD

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea.

Anonymous said...

VISITED LAKE O'HARA IN 2005, WHAT A WORLD CLASS HIKING DESTINATION ALMOST POSITIVE WE MET YOU BY THE FALLS AS "YOU" WERE JUST THERE BEFORE US AND LATER WE FOUND ONE!

Terri said...

This is way cool.
Terri

Oregon said...

Friend found one.
Now I'm looking.
Oregon

EVAN said...

Found one also in Strathcona!!!!!!

Perri & Ron said...

Perri & Ron Say Hi!
Yosemite 2006
We're climbing 4 years now.
Best Buddy Ron spotted it.
Great momento of our climb.
Thanks to DSD.