Legend has it…

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Legend has it that many years ago, a very special child was born. Unique in natural strengths, talent and personality, this child, from the very moment of birth, knew that it was going to love this thing called ’life’.

The young Child watched and took in the wonders of everything, and everyone, around it, and so became an Explorer, gaining a reputation for being full of spontaneity and happiness. Soon the Explorer was told that discovery in itself was not enough, and was sent off to school. Hungry for new knowledge, the Explorer became a Student, who gained a reputation for being very learned. However, some of the fun seemed to disappear, somewhere.

Next, the Student was advised that while information was important, it was nothing without real experience. So the Student became a Practitioner, eager to work hard and grow in understanding, and gained a reputation for being worldly wise. However, some of the wonder seemed to fade away, somehow.

And after many years, the Child who had become an Explorer, who became a Student, and then a Practitioner, stopped one day, and noticed some things.

That the life it was now living was not so full of everyday joy, that the organisation in which it worked was not such a happy place, and that the world in which it lived had so much worry, so much hardship and so much fear. Perhaps there was something about this thing called ‘life’ that the Practitioner had not yet fully understood.

So, the Practitioner set out to understand, and thus became an Adventurer.

All Adventurers need an adventure. To find one, they must apply the formula for guaranteed success – know where you want to go; know where you are now; know what you have to do to get to where you want to go; and do it.

The Adventurer had an idea where it wanted to go – something to do with purpose, happiness and being at peace. It knew where it was, and knew generally what to do, to make its dream, unclear though it was, move closer. The Adventurer had to make things happen, rather than simply let things happen.

This was exciting. However, just as it was about to take its first action, The Adventurer froze in fear, trapped by thoughts and fearful imaginings. It wanted more, but without losing what it already had. More freedom, but not at the expense of safety; more money, but not to the extent of greediness; and, it wanted to be true to itself, yet also connect with others.

And so our Adventurer waited for a sign, a trigger, for something…

And as it waited, a realisation dawned. What it once was, it still was. Once a Child, always a Child; Once an Explorer, always an Explorer, keen to explore again; Once a Student, always a Student, still ready to learn; once a Practitioner, always a Practitioner, still taking in life’s rich experiences.

And, from its very first breath, right up to this exact moment, the Adventurer was, still is, and always will be, you…
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With my love to you all

David
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10 Comments

  • Amanda

    Thanks to you I am learning to see obstacles in a different light…it’s now a challenge to embrace and overcome!

    I’m off to find an adventure! 🙂

  • Mark Hammer

    Adventures are what we all strive for. Isn’t that why we want to go to new places on holiday and explore? I love the thought of soaking up more information, more knowledge and to do more as i move on through life. It takes a post like this to appreciate that fact.

  • Marcus Adams

    Overcoming obstacles becomes a habit when you are used to doing it.
    Wonderful how we all are given a chance to change our lives and the article above shows that it is all down to choice. What we do and where we go is chosen for us, either by us or by our parents.

  • Robert English

    Thanks David. I will always be that adventurer.

  • Maurice

    That is a real reminder to all of us that we should think about who we are, where we have come from and what we are going to do with our lives.
    Wonderful.

  • Mary Hull

    Ditto. Great post.

  • Neil C

    I have a plan and I am sticking to it.
    It might not take me where I want to go straight away but I am determined to get there eventually and that’s what counts.
    The will to succeed is the key.

  • Robert English

    Once a child, always a child…nothing wrong with that!

  • Rakesh Noah

    Being an adventurous soul I shall always remember I have more to give, to experience and to have.
    That’s what makes life worth living.

  • Boris Cahn

    I have always thought I was special. I still think that.
    And I am. We should all think that about ourselves because we are unique.

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