Monday, June 03, 2013

"Standing Before Us....."


A seasoned teacher yes, an experienced leader for certain, and an instructor for the many adventuring skills we so hoped to learn of course. Yet, also standing before us, within each and every day out there during our Outward Bound experiences - standing before us was a mentor...
The adventure mentorship that was to be shared with us, moment after moment, was gentle yet engaging, subtle yet profound, distinct but allowing as well.
Standing before us as well was an enduring enthusiasm, real energy, focused excitement, and a clear example of who we each wanted to be in so many different ways. Having such a wild place mentor, standing before you as well, waving you forward, gesturing you onward, encouraging you upward, is an amazing gift that is never, ever, forgotten...
This is dedicated this adventure season to all our new Outward Bound Leaders, and to each and every one of my own Outward Bound Mentors, who have passed forward so much to us all..... DSD

2 comments:

Barry said...

Outward Bound is an incredible organization which has made immeasurable contribution to promotion and understanding of a person's relationship with nature. It is a real world with potential for perpetual positive influence in all aspects of life. Although I have not participated directly in Outward Bound, I have always been an admirer of the organization.

SummitStones said...

Thank you Barry,
Outward Bound has a history unlike any other for what they give back and pass forward to so many.