By Terez Hartmann
The Journey Really is The Destination!
All the preparations have been made—cast off the bowlines and sail away…
Isn’t it amazing to see how well we live and how great we feel when we align with the spirit of fun and adventure? The thrill of seeing, doing, or experiencing something fresh and new—particularly something you have deliberately chosen—is an ultra-fabulous way to get your juices flowing, reestablish your spiritual connection, and keep your life really rolling!
Considering that every intention for change is linked to enjoying the journey more, while expanding your life and Self, it’s no wonder that participating in adventure feels tremendous! Have you noticed that when you travel to a place you have never been, try a new food or beverage, meet new people, hike a new trail, etc., all your senses become heightened, and you are much more present and alive? During these times, it is natural and easy to focus on beauty and fun—and appreciation always leads to a great destination.
Adventure brings focus, presence, beauty, and appreciation along for the ride: Talk about one HECK of an A-list power tool for letting transformation happen!
Embrace ADVENTURE and ENJOY the Journey NOW
Here’s another great reason to embrace and incorporate The Power of ADVENTURE into your Transformation repertoire: Participating in some kind of happy adventure today and NOW allows you to enjoy now, which is what having new stuff/experiences is all about any way…
…Plus during the time you are consciously enjoying your adventure, you are too busy to be worrying about what hasn’t happened yet, and shift from a mode of resistance to a flow of ALLOWING!
Think about it this way: When you discover you have lost something and then frantically search to find it, you rarely—if ever—do. In contrast, when you step away for a while to do something completely unrelated (which shifts your vibe and emotional state), lo and behold—and often right in front of you—you happen upon THE item you were once desperately searching for. This can also be the case for your dreams, visions, and intentions.
At the same time, when you get into the groove of choosing to enjoy your day-to-day life and discover/create happy adventures just for the fun of it—without any ulterior motives—you begin to realize that you no longer need some “future” thing in order to feel or truly be successful. And then your great adventure of life only becomes even more magical at every turn!
The Power of ADVENTURE on YOUR Terms
Like the word “success,” we all have our own idea of what ADVENTURE means. From simply choosing a new nail polish color or attending a different sporting event, to traveling solo overseas or hiking across the country, there’s a level of adventure to suit every taste. Regardless of what others may deem to be a worthy adventure, all that matters in the grand scheme of Allowing YOUR Transformation is what gives you a sense of joy in exploring something new that appeals to you. Always remember this is YOUR Transformation and YOUR life we’re talking about, baby!
Tools for the Trip
Find ADVENTURE in Your Own Backyard!
Even ordinary, day-to-day life can hold adventures, if you allow them.
- Make a list of things you could do to add a sense of adventure and fun to your day-to-day life.
- Keep this list handy (via posting it on your fridge, keeping it on your phone/iPad, or in your wallet) and choose at least one adventure weekly, daily or ANY time you’d like to add more FUN to your life!
Embrace ADVENTURE on a Larger Scale
When you wait to live, you live to wait, so why not start enjoying the journey NOW?!
- Think BIG and make a list of the grander adventures you’d like to participate in that could rock your world in beautiful ways!
- Choose something from your list, live that adventure, and enjoy the journey NOW!
The Bottom Line on The tower of ADVENTURE!
Could you imagine what your life would feel like if you decided to find the fun, beauty, and freshness in ALL that you do every day and, as the icing on the cake, actually let yourself take that trip, start that business, plant that garden, invite new friends into your life, etc.?
What if instead of living solely for “destination fixation,” being “forced” to change, or suffering your way from one point to the next, you allowed yourself to take the scenic route with the intention of exploring and savoring the sweetness of every mile and moment?
What if life felt more like a continuous flow from one awesome adventure to the next filled with bonuses, upgrades, and happy surprises with only small rest periods in between?
What if you truly ARE the Creator of YOUR life experience, the journey really is the destination, and YOU are the one who determines whether transformation is a rough ride or a JOY ride?!
Welcome to the destination and ongoing ADVENURE of LIFE!
“…Today I experience the greatest adventure of my life! I move forward with confidence, following the stars in my sky, for I know that where I go and where I am, is always, always right…”
—from “Being the Destination”
Terez “Firewoman” Hartmann,“Your catalyst for all things Fab-YOU-lous,” is the author of Allowing Your Success!, a proud contributing author of Transform Your Life! book one and two, a professional Keynote Speaker/Workshop Facilitator, Singer songwriter/Recording Artist, “Allowing Adventures!” & “Savor Vacation” Facilitator, and true Renaissance Woman, and Visionary. She keeps her fire lit by embracing and promoting a lifestyle of “Allowing,” and by using creative expression to elevate and ignite the human spirit, a passion that she shares with her husband, soul-mate and creative partner of over 15 years, John Victor Hartmann. Together they share “Allowing TRUE LOVE” workshops and experiences designed to help others attract, allow, and maintain extraordinary relationships, and create custom jingles and voice-
overs in their studio, THE Creativity Express. Visit: http://www.TerezFirewoman.com