Posts filed under: passion practice

With a curiosity for something new, I signed up for my first-ever surf lesson while in Puerto Rico. A group of twenty people gathered in a small hut while the names were checked off the list and waivers were signed....
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Doing anything new brings a sense of apprehension, a little anxiety, and a tad of perfection to get it done right. Yet, we stumble over ourselves and trip on our own feet the first time through. Our group arrived for...
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The many ways to get up a mountain. As life’s journey takes us through an incredible amount of twists and turns, sometimes it’s difficult to get our bearings and know which way to go next. There are an infinite amount...
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Ever wonder where those precious hidden gems lie? The riches of the world seem elusive, unreachable, and even untouchable. Deep within the earth, considerable effort is required to unearth and bring these beautiful jewels to the surface. This unearthing requires...
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While walking through a botanical garden in winter, one can only sit and imagine what the trees, bushes, and flowers will become. What color? How Big? What plant will outgrow and take over another? This simple imagination is where all...
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A decision that whatever you are experiencing right now is different than what you want to experience an hour from now or even a year from now. Whether it’s a spontaneous surprise trip to the mountains or the beach for...
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With every acorn, a dormant potential exists. This acorn can simply stay an acorn and over time slowly rot and disintegrate. Or on the other end of the spectrum, this acorn might be so audacious that it can be the...
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As the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, rapidly envelops the Northern Hemisphere, we find ourselves seeking the light. Yet, what’s being called forward is something vastly different. Holidays have an unusual way of wrapping the best of...
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As the nights grow longer, this year’s harvest, the good, the bad, and the ugly percolate through our thoughts as the year comes to a close. Some things went really well while others never even came close and pulled at...
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As you look at trees, one can easily see the depths of character in the trees’ bark. Older trees may have thick bark with rough ridges while others have a softer smooth finish. No matter what it looks like, the...
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