Cause and Effect
I think the first book I read that got me onto the adventure path (that is, adventure within and without) was Dan Millman’s “Peaceful warrior”, this book started the roller coaster ride of changing the way of thinking I know, and then realising that I actually don’t know much at all, which is quite humbling, and keeps the thrill of learning and adventure alive.
There is a quote that says, “Ignorance is bliss”, although I think that if I believe this then I would limit myself somewhat. There is another that says “ignorance is poverty” and I believe this down to a tee, because “you don’t know what you don’t know”.
The information that I can get my hands on may be only intermediate information, but it can give me the opportunity to trial and error, it also elicits far more choice in my life, and this is what we’re all after, isn’t it? More choice? for example; if I was not so fit and healthy and carrying a little on me, I might have less choice in the activities that I could participate in, so a little information plus some research and action on a fitter and healthier me, and whammo, I can choose to enter into far more activities in my world, which also in turn may stir up some endorphins, which help mood enhancement, improve my memory, energy production, quill stress, upon many other things. Contrary to some belief, you actually need to move to create energy ( kinetic energy), where a body in motion stays in motion, and a body at rest stays at rest, i think they call that the theory of inertia?
I love to have choice and the freedom to do what I want, I love to ride the downhill on my bike and climb, go on adventures with my beautiful girlfriend. The fact that I choose to run my business first gives me the opportunity to choose to enjoy my activities second, until I can get enough information to illicit more choice to inturn find that I can leverage my time better, so I can therefore do more of the activities I love to do, and afford to do them.
I find that I am very driven to achieve, and sometimes forget to live in the moment. I find myself trying, rather than just doing, perhaps dreaming a little too much. Don’t get me wrong, I believe hugely in dreaming, otherwise we would not be where we are today and have the things we have without dreamers, although sometimes I get caught up in the result rather than enjoying the journey, finding that I think I have to do something to be someone, which will give me what I want, then to be happy? Rather than just BEING happy first, isn’t that what we are, human beings, not human doings?
I also think that the small and large adventures that I have endeavoured, have naturally put me in the moment, and as a result of those choices have caused me to choose to feel much happier. Is this the ultimate goal? To do what you want, with the freedom to do it? To live our passions?