face multiple challenges in your life. Thank goodness for that
opportunity. Utopian worlds only exist in novels by the likes of Aldous
Huxley in Brave New World. If you recall that brilliant story, a
couple enjoyed unlimited sexual, physical and emotional perfection. They worked
faultless jobs for their intellectual inclinations. Did they love
it? As time wore on, no, they didn’t enjoy their lives. Instead,
they escaped out of the “bubble city of perfection” by running off into the
wilderness. They wanted to “feel” their lives and explore their limits.
chose to search for their food, their shelter and their well-being by being
connected to the natural world. The same applies today in our mechanized
world of concrete and glass. As long as you live in America, you can do
something with your life.
be alive—is the first miracle and mystery. Next, you may choose to adapt,
grow and renew yourself during your entire stay on this planet.
you may travel far and you may travel deep. You may travel in both
dimensions—your mind or your body. In any case, you sometimes find that
you did not know what you were looking for in your quest. That is the
true sack of gold that awaits you the far-traveler.
possess such power within you. Publish it to your friends in your
enthusiasm toward life. Search for a deeper well in your existence and
drink beyond the confusion. That deeper well, is, simply, your inner
spirit, a well that commonly endures noise, computer din, meaningless work, TV,
and the fog of your own necessity to survive in this high speed world.
you can access that well of expression by your letters, not by lamplight, but
by key board and computer screen. You may pursue a craft, painting, macramé,
fly making or anything creative that you share with others.
ongoing message passionately expresses the “Voluptuousness of living.”
That means NOT to be so comfortable that living becomes too easy. That
means not going from an air conditioned house to a climate controlled car to
an office complex where everyone wears the same suits and thinks the same way
as they claw their way up the corporate ladder with accompanying stress levels
and ulcers. Too much comfort and success kills your spirit. You
need to know the differences—because in the opposites, come perspectives and
appreciation. You may avoid being a spectator. You can live at a
vibrating tingle. Like a soaring eagle. Like a leaping gazelle.
Like a grizzly grabbing a fish from the river. Like a north wind
blowing. The results of that decision will become more apparent to you
each succeeding year.
sweeps along swiftly enough without spending precious hours and days on
useless routine and inactivity—especially watching television. Whatever
turns you on, chase it with a vengeance. No life-crisis for men and
women who chase their passions. You enjoy seventy odd years to fulfill
your life and you want to fill them with the voluptuousness of living.
That particularly! Be aware of pain, of joy, of potential within
yourself—become excited for every leaf on a tree as it flutters in the wind or
watching a hawk rip down from the sky to grab a mouse or the delight of
discovering a lady bug on your shoulder in early spring or gazing upon a
leads you to a kind of rage, too, which is the blood sister of love—because
the people of this world make it a charming, insane, exciting and confusing
place. You must maintain the ability to deal with everyone, with your
mind and spirit—at full bore. To see is to know and to know is to fall
in love with living, breathing, throbbing life.
out there for you to pursue as a man or woman and as a human being.
Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South
Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to
border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece.
In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. He presents “The
Coming Population Crisis facing America: what to do about it.” www.frostywooldridge.com
latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World
by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of
Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com
laugh often, celebrate daily and enjoy the ride,
world bicycle traveler