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wilderness451

Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every
time you do, you will be certain to find something you have never seen before.

-Alexander Graham Bell

What an interesting quote on the virtues of an adventuresome spirit.  I was
pondering if Abraham’s definition of contrast, or what feels like unwanted
events, isn’t an invitation to leave the beaten track.  They used to call it ‘data
collecting side trips’.   We sometimes get lost in the midst of one but it never
seems to fail that we always expand as a result and enter fresh, untrodden
territory.

So what if I just started seeing all contrast as an invitation to leave the beaten
track?  What if it is calling me to stretch beyond previous limits and knock
down old boundaries?  What if I viewed it with the eyes of an adventurer?
What if I knew from the onset that this data collecting side trip, this slice
of contrast, would launch me in new directions, open new pathways and
new ways of being in this Universe?

I am an adventurer at heart.  I think when Abraham says “life is supposed to
be fun”, I’ve never fully resonated with that.  It didn’t always feel fun.  Tell me
that “life is supposed to be an adventure” and I’m all over that!

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