Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Fire Is Magic..."

"For the entire history of humanity,
we have stared into fires,
hypnotized by the twitch and flow,
of the blues and yellows.
We see the stars of skies reflected in the coals,
and divine messages in the dance of the flames.
Fire is magic,,,".  
Lance Conrad


Monday, June 26, 2017

"The Four Directions..."

"Remember... The gifts of the four directions. The East is the new day, renewal, innocence, hope, joy, and new beginnings. The South is learning, preparing, strength, sensitivity, goals, and reflection. The West is the unknown, of dreams, meditation, going within, and a place of testing. The North is about wisdom, moderation, teachers, elders, fulfilment, and memories. There is no ending in the journey of the four directions...". Grey Wolf

Friday, June 23, 2017

"How Far..."

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go...". T.S. Eliot

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Of Risk..."

"The trouble is,
that if you don't risk anything,
then you risk even more...".
Anon


Saturday, June 17, 2017

"Balancing Between..."

"Somehow,
we find it.
The balance between, 
whom we wish to be, 
and whom we need to be.
But in most moments,
we simply have to be satisfied,
with who we are...".
Brandon Sanderson



Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Of The Questions Asked..."

"In the high country of the mind, one has to become adjusted to the thinner air of uncertainty, and to the enormous magnitude of the questions asked...".  R. Pirsig


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Oh, To Forever Muse..."

"I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing Muses".   Euripides
"Muse on nature with a poet's eye". T. Campbell
"To muse: To ponder, reflect upon. In Greek & Roman Mythology, Muses were the Daughters of Zeus; Inspirers of effort, music, and poetry.
The Gods sent the Elemental Muses to us as gifts. Water, wind, air, earth, and especially fire - these are the spirits that sustain our enthusiasms."   Anon

Oh, to forever Muse, while out wandering among the elements. Is there anything more full of awe and wonder..... DSD  

Monday, June 12, 2017

"For So Many Reasons..."

There are so many adventure experiences that may be enjoyed by each of us, so very many terrific interests for being out there. So many motives for such efforts and for taking on these challenges, enduring the trials, pushing through the limitations. They are such personal, individual grounds for going we each hold to, yet on occasion, at very special times, we can move among the wild places for another reason.
Something else becomes the fire in our belly for being out there. Something very special transforms both our purpose and our very being. This evolves from a different kind of motivation, from a whole new level of intention; for why we do what we do in our chosen adventures. There is a unique energy within such reasons. There is also a special kind of commitment towards then fulfilling such an adventure objective. What has now influenced us to go, what then induces us to keep going, is seen to have a very different genesis. We have now chosen and committed to another kind of adventure - an adventure of cause, of purpose, one that we see as so deserving of support. Be it as a soloist, or within the symphonies of a group, we set out on a trail of inspiration, resolution, determination & dedication, that has its' own unique nature within it. We are adventuring for another reason, often for another person, who may not be able to wander the wild places as we might. While they may not be with us, they are causal, truly instrumental, as to why we are out there.
Their needs become our inspiration; their wants become our objective.
We have committed to paying a different price and our efforts, and our following through, are reward enough themselves. We are out there for anther purpose. Climbing, scrambling, hiking, paddling, trekking, biking, running; now for an ideal - for another very special reason.
What might those reasons be for you Dear Friends.......
 
***Please see all the wonderful sites linked to the right, for many amazing opportunities to 'Adventure For A Farther Reason'...***

Sunday, June 04, 2017

"Some Viktor Frankl Perspectives On Meaning..."

"Man's search for meaning is a primary force in his life. I think the meaning of existence is not invented by ourselves, but rather detected".
"There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions, as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one's life."
"Suffering ceases to be suffering in some way at the moment it finds a meaning."
"The meaning in life always changes, but it never ceases to be...".
Viktor Frankl


Saturday, June 03, 2017

"Subtle Meanings..."

"The acid test of a true adventurer, if presented with certain anonymity, is whether each of us would still have made the journey beyond the last blue mountain..." M. Clark

Friday, June 02, 2017

"Farther Meanings..."

Remember, the last time you heard an eagle's voice. Those who have also heard the longing calls of a loon out over a northern lake know how moving this is as well. We who have listened intently to the haunting music grey wolves create in our forests and mountains, have felt so much within those meaningful moments too. When sea kayaking out near grey whales, or nearby orca's, these momentous experiences become unforgettable memories.
Who has stumbled upon the tracks of a wild animal, like a mountain ram, or those of a grizzly bear out among the high peaks, and has not known the wonder, the tingling, the impelling attention such a discovery invites within us all.
When we ponder the distinct significance of these moments, as we muse over the importance and symbolism within these lasting connections, we then discover such amazing meanings ...
We are all seeking so many things out there. Something reflecting our personal purpose, our individual insights, our own unique motives, These are enduring perceptions that affirm what is most moving for each of us.
It truly can be those ephemeral connections with the wild ones, our wild animal friends, that present exactly that kind of wonderful possibility. 
Then, when we share something of our intentions and commitments with them in turn, we begin to understand our most inner selves as well..... DSD