Life as an adventure


What happens when we no longer cling to the belief

that we need to be free from problems?

Pick one small problem that you have (and don’t want)

and ask yourself what it would be like

if you could actually say yes when the problem arose,

moving towards it voluntarily, consciously and with curiosity?

This is not a masochistic attitude;

rather it’s the actual (and often gentle) willingness

to stop pushing our experience away

and demanding that life be different.

When we learn what it is to say yes to a difficulty,

to be curious about what life is,

our whole world turns right side up;

it allows us to experience life

more as an adventure than a nightmare.

Ezra Bayden


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