Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Page One Of The Adventure Muse.....




This is what is currently on Page One of "An Adventure Muse"...
"We all have our own mountains to climb and our own 'summits' to achieve. Our quest for these 'summits' is as important as attaining them... The arduousness of our quest is part of how we come to understand our motivation. Creating and recreating our own enthusiasm and motivation is the very essence of adventure experiences. There are many kinds of 'summits' and many 'adventure ways'. When we push our own limits at a level, and in an activity, that is right for each of us, with a focus on safety and especially fun; we journey along paths of freedom, happiness, beauty, and truth. The 'path' could be up a mountain, along a coastline, down a river or canyon, along a trail or ridgeline, under the earth, across a lake or ocean, through any wilderness... The 'means' could be by going solo or in a group, with boots, runners, rope, crampons, bike, ski, snowshoe, kayak, canoe, raft, or... Achievement is determined by our own efforts and not just results. How will you arrange the elements in your life? What will your next 'adventure summit' be?
A 'Summit Stone' for you... May the spirit and meaning you create for yourself on your adventures be forever present."
There have been many versions of these page one musings over the years... I have tried to describe there my intentions and reflections about the Summit Stones that are given with each 'Adventure Muse', and as a simple introduction to the many quotations contained within this little reading...
Like the image of 'Whymper Musing' above, we all could take a few moments here and there, while sitting quietly, to ponder over our endeavors... (I am trying to ensure to acknowledge where many of these images have been saved over the years, and sincerely apologize when I am not able to)
I often re-read these words, and am doing so now with this injury, to re-mind myself how within each word of each sentence are portrayed many levels of meaning...
These may speak to musings about why we started to adventure, and why we still go, especially in the midst of turmoil and doubt. There are indeed so many different kinds of 'summits' and these will assuredly lead us down countless paths... Such lands are often more discovered inwardly even as we travel out there...
It has always been good for me to return to such beginnings and first pages.....
DSD



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read my Muse often and have my Summit Stone here too.

CurrentD.Gp. said...

Found one! Early Broken Group Trip!

SummitStones said...

Enjoy!
That is exactly what the 'Muse' is for...
There have been well over a hundred placed there in the BGI over the last five years. Mostly in campsites so as to be sure they are found and carried away...
DSD