The Importance of Adventure & Enjoying the Present Moment 1


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My 100th post!

Most of my life I’ve wanted adventure, to explore the unknown and experience a whole new world. My mind becomes my adventure. I dream, imagine and live in my mind, exploring so many things with an open imagination. I think I live in my mind a little too often. I create a world I want to live in, I imagine my future, I have conversations in my head with the people around me. I’ve always escaped into my mind. It’s the perfect world, the perfect life, and when I make up the conversations in my head with someone, I create how it goes. Which usually is the best conversation I’ve had. It’s dangerous for me. I usually always plan out how a conversation will go before I even talk to that person. It hardly ever turns out how I planned it in my head. Which makes me go back into my head and rearrange that conversation. I’ve gone to Ireland, Italy, France, all US states, Caribbean, and I’ve scuba dived in the bluest of oceans.  There’s one catch. I’ve never been to any of these places in real life. All in my head, my imagination is too imaginative. I’ve explored museums, bakeries, seen amazing art pieces, and danced in the rain under the Eiffel Tower; all in my mind.  I’ve had the most amazing first kiss, spinning around in the rain, laughing and filled with passion and love with the person I like. Sometimes I often wonder if I’m actually remembering events from a past life or if somehow I’m transporting to these different places. Or I’ve watched too many Hallmark movies. Gosh, that’s probably it. I’ve created a world in my head. But I shouldn’t do that, it’s happens about 20/7, yes 20/7 at least it’s not 24/7. Maybe it’s because I’m a pisces

I’ve come to realize to appreciate the present moment, enjoy what life is offering at that moment. Don’t let your mind wander to the unknown and assume your own fate. It sets yourself up for a heartache. I’ll always go into my mind and wonder and create. But I wont try to form another world in my head. By creating your own world, you end up missing out on the one you’re actually living in. You begin to worry about the future and what it holds. There is a verse from the bible that I tend to think about when my mind wanders to the unknown. It’s from Matthew 6:31-34

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I’m here to live in the present moment. My past is out, present is in and my futures clear – this is said during one of the yoga tapes I do. Living in the past causes emotions to arise I don’t want to feel, It causes pain, sadness, but also loving moments and memories. Those I’ll always cherish and keep in my heart, but I wont keep living in it. The present moment is the most important moment to cherish and enjoy. Each day is a gift, we unwrap a new one everyday. Feeling different emotions, living through different events, and experiencing new things. Live each day as if it’s your last, let the ones you love, know, go that extra mile, laugh until your stomach hurts and your cheeks are sore, kiss as if it’s your last kiss, fill each day with happiness. Throw your arms in the air, tilt your head back, let the sun hit your face and love life.

I may tend to go back into my mind. But this past week, something changed in me. I feel at peace, I feel the importance of living each day to it’s fullest. My mind may wander to the unknown future, but I’ve learned to catch myself, smile and say “That moment will come, for now I’m here, living, learning and loving the moment I’m in.” I’ve begun to play piano again and lose myself in the music. Each note, melody soothes my soul. Lately I’ve been gravitating towards the piano. I can’t go a day without playing it. Like I mentioned above, something has changed in me. I feel different…

Adventure is something that I crave. My soul searches for it, I feel the urge to get up and go on an extravagant adventure. Maybe travel through the jungle, climb the tallest mountain, take the first flight out, or run with wild animals. Something, anything, take a long road trip, taste food I’ve never had, visit the weirdest places. I’ve always felt like I haven’t had enough adventure in my life, at least not as much as I would like. But what I hadn’t realized was I’ve been living an adventure. The life I’ve lived through so far, the things I’ve experience have all been an adventure. Life is supposed to be a series of adventures. It’s impossible to understand the meaning of life without understanding that. We’re all supposed to be explorers, pioneers, and treasure hunters of the soul. We’re not supposed to be sleepwalking through the world, caught in a routine, heads down and eyes closed to the possibilities that lie waiting all around us.

I’ve become convinced that we are here in this world to live a grand adventure consisting of a series of smaller adventures. We are here for discovery, growth, creative accomplishment, and loving fulfillment.

Whether your adventure is noisy and glamorous, or subtle and deep, whether it plays out on a global stage, or within the borders of your own neighborhood, whether it involves changing the world, or just improving yourself, an adventurous approach to life is a requirement for becoming the person you’re capable of being, making your mark in the lives of others, and experiencing a sense of lasting fulfillment along the way.

An adventure can be frightening, or it can be great. It can cause pain, or produce joy. It can end badly or well. But you never experience an adventure unchanged. In fact, adventure is all about change. It’s about growth. And growth is the core of life.

Adventure isn’t just about exploring new places, like what I pictured it to be. Adventure is living life, which you will be doing for the rest of your life. The adventure never ends, it’s a life long journey for growth and new opportunity. Your adventure started when you entered this world, from 1 second old to 150 years old, you’ll be going through many different adventures.

Looking back on my life, it’s all been an adventure. From first smile, learning how to first walk, learning how to ride a bike, first laugh, first broken bone, first feeling of deep sadness and emptiness of losing a parent, first move to a new place, first experience of losing everything, first time skiing, first year in school, first crush, first heartbreak, first time in a new city, first experience of your soul and heart breaking, first feeling of extreme happiness, first graduation, first job, first car, first time caring for 6 new born puppies, first time falling in love. It’s all an adventure, the good, the bad, the hard times, the sad, and the happiest of moments.

Living a life of adventure never ends, you’ll always be on an adventure. And when you decide to marry your true love (or if you already have) you’ll be on an even better adventure than you imagined. You’ll be on an adventure with the one you love. Where you create your own adventure and memories together. Starting a new and exciting life together, enjoying what life has to offer.

Life’s an Adventure – Enjoy it!

(click on the link above to watch a quick clip of my adventures and memories)

Take a leap of faith, look beyond the horizon and follow your heart. The rest will fall into place.

Take a leap of faith, look beyond the horizon and follow your heart. The rest will fall into place.

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