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Ripple Effect: The Enduring Impact of a Single Moment

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The landscape leads me through a picturesque scene, amidst the towering mountains, lush rainforest and rushing river gently nudged against moss covered trees; I begin walking home from a morning of flyfishing.

I got into a couple of nice trout, but the thrill of the tug, the electrifying zing that usually sent a rush of excitement through me, wasn’t quite the same today. Instead, there was a noticeable sense of loneliness that hung in the air, a familiar feeling most potent not in solitude, but in the impenetrable space between you and other. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Happiness/ Meaning & Passion/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

The Aliveness of Solitude

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Therein Lies the Magic

As I venture along the rivers edge with Kula, we make our way up and over fallen logs, through thick bushes and branches, and wade through the shallows. We are searching for a good spot to cast the line.

I am drawn into the silence and solitude; I feel more alive out here, when the talking stops, when I venture out into the enormous emptiness of nature. I love silence. I crave it. Observing the picturesque beauty, listening to the water rushing beside me, watching eagles and herons swooping, and the stunning landscapes surrounding me. Continue Reading…

Happiness/ Mountain Biking/ Zesty Adventures

One Bike, Two Bike, Red Bike, Blue Bike

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Who Cares! Just ride your bike!

Rolling up to the trailhead, do you jump on your bike and set off for a fun-filled adventure. Or, do you look around and notice that there are no orange bikes in the parking lot, become very offended and conclude that there must be a problem with people boycotting orange bikes.

If you are looking for problems, you find problems. Continue Reading…

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The Trail to Benevolence

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See the trail through the trees

Each sunrise is an opportunity to begin a ritual with a lasting impact. Many of us want to experience better relationships and feel less judgement in the world, but change doesn’t suddenly show up one morning, rather it comes from the on-going quality of our behaviour and the action of striving to become a better person each day. Continue Reading…

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Impermanence: Revisited

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Not everything goes down in flames

I wanted to revisit impermanence…and note that circumstances are indeed subject to change, but that doesn’t mean believing everything good will go down in flames, and it doesn’t mean living with a half-hearted effort…

Because everything is subject to change, impermanence gives us hope for improvement and positive shifts as well. Impermanence doesn’t mean we are powerless, it means we learn to ride the waves and consider the gradual deviations. The small and seemingly insignificant parts of our lives all add up to make greater changes for good too. Continue Reading…