Making Space for A Radical Adventure
This week has been a radical adventure from incredible conversations to adventures around Majorca; exploring her natural beauty. Being able to experience the beauty of this island through the hearts of local friends makes all the difference in the world, as they love to share their love of the Land, Sea, and people.
A new friend took me up the mountain to a local monastery where there is a natural spring. We spent about forty-five minutes filling containers with pure, natural spring water from the mountain that would last them about a month. Those who knew about the spring stopped to drink the water.
Some curious people walked by, stopped and asked where the tap was and whether the water comes from the earth or a manmade well. A beautiful lab ran to some of the water on the ground and couldn’t get enough of the pure mountain water. He didn’t need to unlearn manmade stories.
What If We No Longer Need A Comfort Zone?
And this is our time for adventure. It may not feel like it when we tune into the frequency of fear in the world. But we are the only ones who can choose what fuels us and what depletes us—what is truly natural and unnatural in our lives.
It’s a bit nuts to become a digital nomad in the midst of a pandemic, especially when one doesn’t consume the News. But when we don’t feed ourselves with fear, we slowly find people who can serve as guides on what is happening on the ground; not in someone else’s belief system. And it’s up to each of us to ask our own questions and explore outside of our conditioned comfort zone and go deep inside ourselves.
How do we truly know what works for us unless we try? And of course, it will be uncomfortable sometimes as the people who have always been around us remain on the normal path; doing what is expected and comparing whether life is better or worse to that of everyone else.
But when you have a blank canvas and give yourself permission to be an adventurer, you get to determine your own “norm” as you follow your own compass.
Are you Living your Radical Adventure?
The wisdom of Alan Watts lives on: “We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.”
The fear of unknown consequences keeps us rooted in old patterns of the past. Many of us have understood stability through the consistency of our living situations, relationships, paychecks, or the familiarity of nationalities and sports teams. We’re now being asked to become healthier, more courageous, resilient, and stronger. Isn’t it time to reconsider the meaning of stability, comfort, and safety, and develop a healthy foundation?
Many of us don’t like change. We fear change because it’s the road to the unknown. The unknown is perceived as dangerous and scary. It’s a scientific fact that stress and fear lower our immune systems and make us more susceptible to sickness and disease. We’ve been conditioned to believe that we must get through our life and, in doing so, we can live happily ever after—without change or transformation.
But change is a natural part of life. Change is necessary. Yet, some of us block our natural ability to change in pursuit of survival. And because of so much resistance to change in the world, which stems from us, the pain and suffering we’ve been conditioned to forces us to hang on to what we know when our true opportunities rest on the other side of letting go.
But what if the unknown wasn’t so scary? How would we know unless we tried experiencing life to the fullest extent? We can’t live our lives through other people’s experiences and limiting beliefs. What if the unknown is a radical adventure simply waiting for us? What if life itself is our greatest adventure to be experienced?