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Life is like a HIKE!!!

Life is like a HIKE!!!
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Life is like a HIKE!!

You start excited and full of energy to conquer what’s ahead. Jumping in all the way with everything you have to give! But somewhere along the way you begin to get weary from the sweat, work and effort it is taking for you to climb the mountain or stay on the path you have chosen to start. You encounter tree roots that either ground you or trip you. You face boulders in the path that either stay obstacles or become achievable landmarks to jump over and squeeze around. There is energy all around  that either acts as distraction and noise or catches your attention enough for you to value taking a moment to stop and absorb it all instead of rushing past it. As you get closer to peaks in the path you may have some areas fully engulfing you, blocking your view or areas of clearing where you can see for miles ahead. You may find it comforting to rest in the clearings or feel restless and eager to keeping going. There can be dry patches in the path but water and nourishment too.2016-06-23_15.25.46

Nevertheless, as you approach the final peak, your final destination, the end of the path, you often gain a little more momentum so that when your feet finally touch the dirt dead end you can look out over the land below and breathe in all that you experienced along the HIKE. There is where you will reflect on your hard work. This is when you will decide if the peak is enough.  Maybe you will want to start another path or instead coast the rest of the way back down.1466717595920

For some of us there may be 80 peaks like years in the life of our souls in this fragile human body. Some of us may find completion in 20 but no matter how many paths you choose to HIKE one thing will always be the same. It’s YOUR path, YOUR choice to do with it what YOU wish. It will be ordinary or extraordinary depending on what YOU create and in the end all that will matter is you got there and how that makes YOU feel. When you reach your final peak will you feel fulfilled? Will you look out over the land and feel complete?

JUMP into LIFE. Start walking that HIKE uphill!! And most important stop along the way to notice the flowers, the hummingbirds and all that Mother Earth has in store for you. Take in the journey, don’t focus on the time it takes you to reach the top!!

Paige Land

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