The Hawaii brain train has left the station today. The power of adventure extends far beyond the experience itself. Saltwater, mountain air, pulsing river molecules, powder snow and grimy dirt, it all gets into our blood, becomes a part of who we are and enhances our walk upon this big, rugged, watery and sacred planet.
That is the power of adventure. With wintery winds raging here in Bozeman, Montana, today I took to the pool. I call it the dungeon as it’s dark and cold. Before starting my swim, I sat in reverie, honoring my daily swim sessions at the most epic public pool I’ve ever known, while living on the Garden Island of Kauai. I call her “Liquid Gold” and though I no longer commune in her waters each day, that experience is in my DNA. No matter where we explore, how hard we push, or what the pursuit, time spent seeking adventure, keeping our body in motion represents a never ending quest to live and love intentionally and from the heart.
And each adventure in its own way, big or small, becomes a part of our DNA, a part of our story and who we are. So ultimately the adventure never ends…
~Michael W. Leach