@lonnie.r.bedwell pointing the way ⬆️, the day before his #blind climb of Devils Tower, WY. ••• Every once in a while a person comes into your life and alters the way you see 👁\👁 the world, and rarer still, is when that person is totally blind 🕶. Lonnie Bedwell lost eye sight 100% over 20 years ago when he was accidentally shot while hunting near his southern Indiana home. He may have lost his ability to perceive light but not his power to illuminate. “Each of us is a lighthouse that can produce a guiding light,” he wisely expresses, adding further to clarify the burden, “and it’s not up to us if our light is seen but more importantly that it is cast.”
I met him at the put in for the Grand Canyon in 2014 with my dear friend @erikweihenmayer to paddle 270 miles of the Colorado River with @nobarriersusa and I knew immediately that Lonnie would further change the way I viewed disability and that he would smash the perceived barriers of impossible.
Take a look at the film in my BIO to further understand and be inspired by Team River Runner and Lonnie Bedwell, as this past September I was one of 20 kayakers who paddled the 226 miles of the Grand Canyon, five of the paddlers are totally blind.
Thanks to @azraftadventures for partnering with the power of the possible and @teamriverrunner and believing in the strength and capacity of this team of veterans and civilians to surpass the preconceived notions of disability and change impossible to I’M POSSIBLE. 🎥 in BIO. •••
Thanks to @googlemaps #streetview @sandyrussellcreative @senderfilms @brettlowell @jamesqmartin for capturing this important and amazing journey.
A Blind Legend...
🎧لعبة صوتية فريدة من نوعها...اللعبة تعتمد على فهمك للغة الإنجليزية ، حاسة السمع وقدرتك على التخيل.
طوال فترة اللعب كل ماتراه على الشاشة هو "دخان في خلفية مظلمة" ويفضل ان تلعبها وانت مغمض العينين! 🍃🍃أنت تلعب دور "إدوارد بليك" فارس أعمى...ستساعدك ابنتك "لويز" لتعرف الأماكن من حولك
كما ستعينك الأصوات التي تحيط بك ... الساوند تراك 100% رهيب وواقعي.. لعبتها كثيرا لكن توقفت عند مشهد ما من اللعبة والذي مازلت أخاول تخطيه ಗ_ಗ . .
Hi from New Zealand, where my team and I finished the 30 mile Tongariro Circuit on the North Island in 1 day. We ran and trekked over rugged, rainy, super muddy terrain, and completed it in 16 hours. The last 4 hours were so brutal I kept telling myself...this is where resilience is born...and I could stop admiring the patience of Dan!! I simply could not imagine doing what we did being unable to see. And our videographer, the legend Ben McNamara, did it with two cameras in tow.
We spoke to children at a school for blind and vision impaired children in Auckland and was impressed by what’s possible with resources and support. I loved those kids!!
We are now preparing for the 4-day Milford Track which we will do tomorrow, hopefully in 18-20 hours. Rain and high winds pushed our plan by a day, but we will prevail!!! • #teamseepossibiliies#seethefuture#tongarirocircuit#newzealand#danberlin#teamseeposs#blind#visuallyimpaired#soulinversion
School is hard enough, but imagine a blind student – how do blind kids learn? Where do you even start?
Pluto Media was asked to visit the National School for the Blind in the Philippines. “The children get the chance to learn skills here that assist them in going to college or pursuing the career of their dreams.” #plutomedia#philippines#school#blind#disability#philanthropy
In preparations for a talk, I'm reflecting on my attempts in allowing space to converse about mental illness. In the heart of an educational system, i set up a foodless dinner conversation. The only etiquette: I ask you to leave all that you know.
The cuttlery became the pen, the food became the earplugs and the napkin became the blindfold. Thus: one created confusion, one created sollitude and one created togetherness.
Maybe if we shift our senses➡shift our perspectives➡shift into the world of the other, we can start understanding each other. #artascommunication
Hands gracefully captured by the hands of @karinarink
Fall down ten times, get up Eleven, pain is weakness leaving the body 👌 if you fall, and you can look up, then you can get up 👌even a tree knows this, don't let your mind make you feel to comfortable, otherwise your life will pass before your eyes, you will look down at old hands and wonder were the time went 👌 a year from now you will have wished you had started today 👌get your arse up l, stop partying with people trying to please them with money you borrowed you can't pay back, waking up broke hungover and ashamed, be a lone wolf, do it alone, small rituals equals results, don't live your life back to front, live in the now, don't get lost in the future and the past is gone, you must live in the now to feel at peace, thinking of the past and future events and worrying about things that might or not might happen, will speed up your time, and age you, the tortoise never moans 😉💯 🔑 #woke#getup#lit#reallife#soberlife#knowledge#og#life#treeoflife#love#peace#world#keepfit#motivation#gym#boxing#loyalty#stars#mma#hiphop#yoga#meditation#art#blind#truth#light#meditation#hood#lit 🔑❤️✌️
It sure is a lonely place to be, in a world full of kind zombies 👌The Bible is just a dipiction of of the human anatomy told in Riddle's, we are in fact the gods, we posses the magic, don't let the systematic endoctranation make you believe you have to bow to somebody 👌 get of your nees because God is in the mirror, Jesus new he possessed god, So wake up and find out eventually who you really are 👌 In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy because they want you thinking your just here to conform to the rules, and if you go against the grain, if you’re blasphemous, then they’ll either put you in jail, or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing) both still never stopped me, im lucky they still don't crucify 😂🏃🔑 However, if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God, they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last, you found out 🔑 #woke#wakeup#believe#lit#rarebreed#knowledge#og#faith#love#peace#world#keepfit#gym#boxing#thirdeye#pineal#hollywood#stars#mma#hiphop#yoga#meditation#art#kings#blind#truth#light#is#india#hood#lit 🔑❤️✌️