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This blog is dedicated to explorations of spirit, life, adventure, and people. I hope that it encompasses much more than the actions of people, but rather creates a more complete picture of what it means to be an athlete and a person in the outdoor community.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Moving on/Love with care

It is hard to describe the impossible: the reconciliation of our hopes and dreams with reality. Each day we do something amazing. We live.
It is impossibly delicate. A house made of cards, each precariously placed on the last. And we face our day to day without crumbling; we muster the strength to wake up, feed ourselves, clean ourselves and face challenges far beyond just survival. We fight to grow, we fight to love imperfections, within the world and ourselves. We fight to make it all okay. We fight to be happy.
There is inherent risk out there, in the world. Some emotional, some physical: we get hurt, we must learn to love again or we must retrain our muscles with our new abilities. Each of these events take its toll. We don't love so hard, we don't play as hard. We get stronger, more intuitive. It takes us longer to trust something, to believe that it won't rip us apart, but we can go deeper than we could when we were younger. We can love maturely, knowing that it will hurt sometimes, knowing that the challenges our love presents will make our bond grow deeper.
We must remember that the challenges along the way are learning opportunities for growth, that make us strong. The more chaos we go through, the more peace you find in your moment to moment life. The more you realize how peaceful our lives really are. Without chaos there is no calm, without challenge there is no growth.

Find peace in reflecting on the challenges that the thing you love gives you.

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