Adventure is not a thing exclusively found on the other end of a plane ride. It can be glimpsed around an unfamiliar corner, chased beneath a sunset sky, wished for under a blanket of shimmering starlight. If the familiar is approached with a sense of wonder-adventure can be found just about anywhere. -B. Diaz
I was on a walk in my neighborhood a couple of months ago when I came across this adorable group of mushrooms…lined up in formation, lifting their stalks up from the grass below them. I paused, smiled, and took a picture, with no plan of using said picture for anything other than my own pleasure.
I’m on retreat this week, off in Iceland this week with a group of folks for movement and adventure. I’ve been excited about this for a long time, this week of travel and adventure that is finally here. I am positive this week will hold amazing adventures and connections, and I am excited to experience it.
I stumbled across the above quote a few weeks ago, and it gave me pause. I’m not going to diminish travel, adventure and connection, and the fun and excitement we can have going to new and interesting places, and the privilege…what an amazing privilege to be able to wander and experience life in ways that are different from our normal, everyday ways.
But, my friends, how would it feel to notice the familiar, and approach it with a sense of wonder. How might it feel to see the everyday experiences and notice the majestic held in the everyday. How might it feel to live a more aware life so we can really see the beauty, the wonder that can be found just about anywhere.
I hope, this week, we can garner a bigger sense of wonder, even in our everyday lives.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!