When we are teenagers, we feel totally invincible. As we get older, the fear of death figures prominently. For others the fear of looking silly, falling on our faces, or failing is what holds us back. When we make excuses for not living fully, we miss out on life and living in joy.
We make excuses that we are pregnant, have small children, or have bad knees. We see a sign, like the one above that says that the trail is closed - this could make you stop.
We get stuck in patterns of behavior, Saturday afternoon movies on the couch, or Sunday game day. These patterns and routines can stop us from living fully. When we begin to live outside of the parameters of "normal limits" we begin to live life passionately, rather than just exist.
beauty of nature. Today, after posting an article on my blog, I wondered when my adult children would be up and ready for our trip to Estes Park, Colorado. I could have continued to work at home. I certainly had plenty to do. When you run your own business you could work every day of the week. Betasso Preserve was calling me. It had been for several days. My dogs wanted a walk and I had not made it to this beautiful mountain park. Betasso Preserve Mountain Trail