Inspired to be… extending our limits….and that we did!

 

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“one extends one’s limits only be exceeding them”

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I got this fortune in a fortune cookie … “one extends one’s limits only be exceeding them” … this summer in the mountains of New Hampshire.    We were in New Hampshire for 3 months, where we were setting up our new mountain “home-away-from-home” …. LOTS of fixing, replacing, repairing, re-new-ing!  It was exciting, hard work, but definitely overwhelming at times.

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We were also taking little hikes in the surrounding mountains, as I tried to regain strength I had previously had.  In the past 6 months,  I had lost so much strength and flexibility and wondered whether I’d ever “get it back.”

What to do?  

Well….

~I simply continued to “do” the same thing I had been doing for many months…. “plugging into” deliberately using and living some really helpful, positive strategies and suggestions recommended by  “resilience” and “well being” researchers…

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I simply “plugged in”
…again and again and again…
to living those “resilience” and “well being” suggestions and ideas

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“extending”……our perceived “limits”….
“exceeding”……our perceived “limits”….

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each and every day….
we were deliberately and consciously choosing…
taking many “little” hikes and “little” adventures….
climbing…
descending!
scrambling over unbelievable numbers of rocks and roots ….
puffing…panting….
balancing….
exploring…
constantly amazed by the beauty around us!
continually inspired by the wonders of nature!
…enjoying and appreciating….
…….and…….
“extending” ourselves!

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On all of the hikes,
I was repeatedly using the “resilience” and “well being” qualities
that I’ve been learning about and deliberately using
for the past 10 months….


So many helpful “resilience” and “well being” qualities,
that I’ve explained in three recent Pocket Perspectives Posts:
“Living with curiosity, willingness, openness and enthusiasms…as I learn to “choose…plug in….and connect” to positive energies!”
“Choose….plug in…connect….to the energy of so many positive qualities”

“Plug into…any positive qualities….”

 


again and again and again…
simply “plugging into” consciously choosing, doing and using
these amazing positive qualities, strategies and suggestions!

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again…..and…..again…..and…..again

“extending”
but also
noticing….enjoying….marveling…appreciating

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continually
“extending our limits” ….and that we did!

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“…….and that we did…….”

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12 Responses to Inspired to be… extending our limits….and that we did!

  1. pman777 says:

    Excellent post! Ties it together very nicely!

    Sent from the iPad of Peter Mankin

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  2. Joss says:

    I love how you explained and exclaimed this truth for us.

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    • Using these ideas has been really helpful for me…they seem to have a flow and momentum to them… you just never know what a fortune cookie might offer!

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      • Joss says:

        I think the Divine speaks to us in a myriad of ways! We have only to truly pay attention. You do that. It’s one of the things I most admire and appreciate about you.

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        • I “sense” that a “flow and momentum” of goodness, beauty and grace contributed to supporting me through finding, creating pages for and using those various resilience and well being strategies, perspectives and skills, in support of getting myself out into the midst of exquisitely beautiful nature of woods, ferns, moss, rocks, roots, streams and expansive views…where the most precious of healing, growing and becoming can naturally occur…….maybe so………..
          (oddly enough, I thought that I had “known” and “used” those positive qualities, habits, strategies, skills etc throughout my life…and yet…poof!!!…they seemed to disappear, only to be learned and nurtured again in this present day context… I wonder why they seemed to disappear………???? )

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  5. Thought provoking beautiful post !!!

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