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Lessons from the Black Swamp

Our darkness fosters all of our treasure. It is our darkness in which we are afraid. It is only when we bring light into this abyss, can we realize the potential each of us harness. A never-ending quest realizing we aren’t enough. We are enough because we persist. We are enough because we know HOW to endure. We don’t quit.
The Black Swamp lives in us. It is hidden deep. It resides underneath our ego. What did I do well? What can I do better? Where was I weak? Where was I strong? How was this situation different from before? Our quest begins with questions. After questioning my performance I came up with three lessons that this race taught me about life.

Lesson One – Intention Is Our Ignition
“I know I did well, I just – know I could have done better. I sandbagged on the flats. I wasn’t honest with myself and played it safe.” I thought to myself on the way home from Savage Race Ohio. “I can’t do that. I need to be honest with myself. Next week I have to try and bust.” Over and over I tol…

The Transition Handbook Pt. 1

While I was in transition to my new life this was written. It is the beginning of my journey to where I am today. The Beginning
Days come then go, evening then morning, a new day has come. The heaven at dawn is over, now I will live in the light until the heaven at dusk arrives. The time of twilight truly is surreal. Majestic, magnificent, cosmic and enlightening, to say the least. Two heavens, one light, one dark. We enjoy both of them. We may be blind in the darkness, even blind in the light. Too much darkness, not enough light or too much light, not enough darkness, all benefit our cosmic, our interstellar existence. To enjoy life on all levels. When we gain an appreciation for all creation, we will be perfect. Enjoy your ignorance with no regrets. Enjoy your wisdom with no shame. Live to please and pleasure ourselves, we are selfish. Then we no longer receive pleasure from, from these things. The pleasures of old, we feel a new existence. It is Christ who came to earth. We are no…