have you been to the edge lately?


The words in the accompanying photo really resonate with me. They remind me of what Helen Keller said, that “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

The very thing that makes an adventure an adventure is the risk of the unknown. If you already know the outcome, it’s not much of an adventure.

The problem is as humans we crave certainty and control. We err on the side of caution and try desperately to maintain control of ourselves, our environment, and the people around us.

We want to live life fully, but only up to the edge of losing control, and then we ease back on the throttle, careful not to get too close to the edge.

And so we never know how far we can go for fear of going too far.

The danger there, of course, is that we may never quite reach our full potential because we keep easing back on the throttle just when we are about to break through the edge of the known into the unknown.

Ha. Ok. There’s your coffee contemplation for today. Enjoy. 🙃

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