Investment 7: Adventure
I did 3 adventurous things this weekend:
- Disconnected from all media, phone, email etc
- Didn’t write this blog (for the first time in 6 months! … the ones over the weekend were written in advance and scheduled to automatically post)
- Went to the woods
What counts as an adventure changes depending on the habits you’ve got into. If you’re in the habit of being on your own all the time, then going to a gathering of more than 2 people is an adventure. If you’re in the habit of partying every day of the week and twice on a Saturday then staying in is an adventure.
As Kyle Cease says, for some people, taking a nap is radical.
At one time in my life, an adventure was moving to a Pacific island literally in the middle of nowhere for 6 months. But now, shutting everything off, getting up with the sun and going to the woods is radical, a small rebellion against the habit of having the same thoughts and doubts and anxieties that can start playing in the background when your mind gets bored of not seeing trees and hearing birds (birds are really noisy when they’re not drowned out by cars and planes!).
Leave your habitual thoughts behind. Go on an adventure.
The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.Anthony Bourdain
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