Friday, 03 March 2017 15:04

What is adventure?

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I was asked recently whether something would be "an adventure" and it made me think. It made me question what adventure really is and this is what I came up with.

Adventure is not what you do, it's not where you go. Adventure is a state of mind and the greatest journey of self-discovery life offers us.

Adventure doesn't count your years, it doesn't see your colour. Adventure knows nothing of privilege.

Adventure is an open mind, receptive to challenge yet resolute in adversity.

Adventure is where your mind roams when the barriers we put in front of ourselves fall, it's where the outcome is unknown, where the comfort zone ends and discovery begins.

Adventure is not a place, it's not even a destination, adventure is life; concentrated and distilled to its essence.

Adventure does not consume, it supplements and nourishes our existence, it's what makes us who we are.

Adventure is not success or failure, it's taking part.

Adventure is personal, a voyage of discovery taken individually even amongst a crowd.

To embrace adventure is to be free.