Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why we're (almost) always out before sunrise...

Getting up before sunrise pretty much always guarantees an image that takes the breath away. This one is of the Salish Sea (The Strait of Georgia), taken from an elevation of just 98 metres above sea level. This time, from above the clouds! Always worth getting out of bed and outside, even though some days it is admittedly a bit of a struggle!

When aspiring to what is truly important in our lives, it is our willingness to struggle, to make significant effort, that makes all good things possible. Struggle may be difficult and frustrating at times, but it often opens doors and liberates our spirits. It can become a labour of love. That must be, for example, why an easy run or a smooth paddle is never quite as satisfying as the ones that require us to struggle up the hills or against the waves. Although there must be balance, when it's all said and done, it feels pretty good. At least, that's how I see it.



  1. Yes well it may be worth it but I can tell you today was a huge struggle! LOL

  2. Hi Anon,

    Oh yeah, the words "worth it" and "struggle" seem to have a pretty close relationship!

  3. D
    Just had to let you know that your blogs have given me the gift of running! Just back from a run in the wind and awesome a feeling. So for all you kayakers out there who don't gotta give it a try!
    Energizing, fullfilling, life giving!
    Thank you D & J for this wonderful gift.

  4. Hi L,

    Wow, that IS awesome - proud of you! D & J

  5. Good reminder. Thanks Duncan. And thanks for your wise words once again this morning. I look forward to our next coffee...

  6. Thanks for your thoughtful comment, John, coffee sounds good to me! D.