Keep The Vision High!

Next year Rebecca and I want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Yes, from Mexico to Canada- the entire thing 🌎! The intention is set and we are pretty sure this is going to happen 👣. This means making sacrifices now so that we can enjoy ourselves next year 😆. Each day I remind myself that if I aim at nothing, I will hit that. So for now the vision must be kept high as we try out best to remain present ⛰️! #pct2020

If anything can go right, it will.

If anything can go right, it will. Rebecca shot this #dancerpose one morning during an unexpected Pisgah adventure 🌳. The day before had been consumed in a disagreement which left both of us feeling uneasy. We hopped in the van and began to drive into the forest, unsure where the day would take us. I pulled over at #lookingglassfalls and Nova began to explode with excitement. Suddenly, lingering ill feelings between us started to dissipate as the size of the mountains and waterfalls seemed far greater 🏞️. Sometimes you gotta breath new air and see new things to help you remember what is truly important 💓.

Strong Spine. Soft Front. Wild Heart.

“All too often our socalled strength comes from fear, not love; instead of having a strong back, many of us have a defended front shielding a weak spine. In other words, we walk around brittle and defensive, trying to conceal our lack of confidence. If we strengthen our backs, metaphorically speaking, and develop a spine that’s flexible but sturdy, then we can risk having a front that’s soft and open, representing choice-less compassion. The place in your body where these two meet — strong back and soft front — is the brave, tender ground in which to root our caring deeply when we begin the process of being with dying.

How can we give and accept care with strong-back, soft front compassion, moving past fear into a place of genuine tenderness? I believe it comes about when we can be truly transparent, seeing the world clearly — and letting the world see into us.” -Roshi Joan Halifax