When we think of adventure, several things may come to mind. The lovely vacation to a far off place, long since planned and lovingly carried out. The trip of a life time to a new place. The exploration, or the return to that special place – the majestic breath-taking mountains or the white sandy beach of a stunning picturesque resort.
There are other “adventures” that I have in mind. The adventure of life. The journey each day, each moment from one aspect of your state of being who you are, to the next. For example, adventure is the act of realizing that from one day to the next, things that used to “rub you the wrong way” no longer have the same, if any, sting to your emotional state.
Adventure is that action you have done for the umpteenth time (for example: grocery shopping, or market day), that all of a sudden, for no apparent reason, you take a moment to stop and look at it with fresh eyes. Because an overwhelming sense of gratitude flows over you. Suddenly, you remember a special moment in that store or market, or you appreciate that many people that you do not even know, have contributed their efforts, so that you can shop for what you need.
So yes, adventures are small moments that add up to the joy of life.
Adventure is expectation. Travelling through life looking for opportunities to be awed and enthralled by the world and the people around you can be adventure. First, you are different each moment, each day. Second, life is in constant motion. Just because you experience the same things every day as part of your “routine” does not mean that each moment is the same. If we can have an attitude of wonder and respect for each precious moment of our day, perhaps, that too, is adventure. “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” – Bob Bitchin
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
“You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice
“Life is an adventure, not an all inclusive retreat”- Unknown. Enjoy the adventure of life today. Your retreat is you, you always carry that with you and that adventure, the journey into self, is priceless.💓