Fractals 💫💫💫 The natural world is built upon common motifs and patterns. Recognizing patterns in nature creates a map for locating yourself in change, and anticipation what is yet to come. ― Sharon Weil #HigherStateOfMind
Today was adventure at its finest! From the bottom of Cedar Run, all the way up to Hawksbill Gap Summit at 4101 feet, onto the Appalachian Trail, and back down White Oak Canyon, this was my most intense hike yet. 12.5 miles and 3480 feet of elevation gain in the first 3.7 miles (that's 1000 feet higher than Old Rag) took me just under 5.5 hours, solo. Temperature with the wind chill dipped below freezing at the summit. By the end, I was depleted and my whole body was aching. It was beautiful.
Adventure serves a primal pleasure that feeds your inner animal. There's something deeply satisfying about breaking out of the four walls you're so used to and pushing deep into the unknown. The mask you wear to be accepted by your peers comes off. Social conditioning loses its grip and you are at one with your Self. Your priorities become clear and judgment untainted.
Adventure cultivates a higher sense of self-awareness and self-confidence. Finding comfort in the unknown and accepting all that happens as part of the adventure is true freedom. Unlike physical or financial freedom, this freedom of the mind cannot be taken away without your permission.
You grow stronger and better prepared with every venture outside your comfort zone. Your tolerance for the unknown increases and you are able to explore reaches you once through were beyond your abilities. So next time the opportunity for adventure presents itself, embrace it and don't let it slip away!
The earth is now going through a process of releasing all dense feelings. That could be the sorrows of carrying all the litters in the ocean. Or the anger of humanity's excess carbon dioxide pollution in big cities. As a caterpillar in its cocoon this may look ugly. And if you don't know what is really going on it might create deep levels of fear in you as well. Many people today are talking about the earth's end times. It is not. It is rather the beginning of a new fantastic era of earth's history. And we are lucky to now witness this. Look forward to an earth more beautiful than you could ever imagine. Filled with humans who finally have become awakened to the fact that we are not alone in this universe. And who have become consciously aware of the fact that life is too precious to be consumed by anger, fear, jealousy, envy or other hard feelings. All that matters is unconditional love, forgiveness and gratitude. Gaia will soon become a beautiful butterfly. But to be able to witness this - you will also need to release all those dark feelings. You will not regret it. A life without fear is truly amazing 💕