safe.

June 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Sometimes it all becomes too much. Your body and mind will just give way. Part of you may want to blissfully fade into nothing, but you never do. After a while all the memories and emotions make you shut down but never fully disappear—it’s safer for you this way, to be excluded. It’s a time to be alone, to heal, and to find yourself. It doesn’t mean you’ve given up or stopped trying; it just means you know what’s best for you. Breathing is medicine. I forgot how to breathe, but I’m learning all over again.” – Mandi Lynn

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Little Colorado Confluence

Little Colorado Confluence

http://savetheconfluence.com/environment/confluence-sacred-according-navajo-publications/

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“If we stay where we are, where we’re stuck, where we’re comfortable and safe, we die there. We become like mushrooms, living in the dark, with poop up to our chins. If you want to know only what you already know, you’re dying. You’re saying: Leave me alone; I don’t mind this little rathole. It’s warm and dry. Really, it’s fine.

When nothing new can get in, that’s death. When oxygen can’t find a way in, you die. But new is scary, and new can be disappointing, and confusing – we had this all figured out, and now we don’t.

New is life.” – Anne Lamott

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job.

June 4, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Mark Twain

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Loneman Mountain

Loneman Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/loneman-mountain-gnp/558620

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“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.

Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it’s a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.” – Seth Godin

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

http://www.stateparks.com/gifford_pinchot_national_forest_in_washington.html

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“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Silver Star Mt

Silver Star Mt

http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature/gorge/views/silver.htm

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“My pet-sitting day ends around sunset, and it’s very satisfying to know that I’ve made several living beings happy that day. That I left their food bowls sparkling clean and fresh water in their water bowls. That I brushed them so their coats shined, and played with them until all our hearts were beating faster. That I kissed them goodbye and left them with their tails wagging or flipping or at least raised in a happy kind of way. That’s a heck of a lot more than any president, pope, prime minister, or potentate can say, and I wouldn’t switch places with any of them.”  – Blaize Clement

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Lewis Falls Gifford Pinchot NF

Lewis Falls Gifford Pinchot NF

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recarea/?recid=32340

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“Eccentricity,” Spock replied. “Captain Kirk allows a great deal of leeway as long as his crewmembers do their jobs well.” – Jean Lorrah

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Mount Williamson

Mount Williamson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_mountain_peaks_of_California

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“We feel unfulfilled when there is a gap between what is most important to us, the realm of personal leadership, and what we are actually doing with our time, the realm of personal management. You are satisfied with your day when there is a match between what you value and how you spend your time.” – Matt Perman

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

http://www.backpacker.com/trips/wyoming/grand-teton-national-park/trip-finder-ridgewalks/

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“A friend’s 14-year-old niece was asked by her teacher what she wanted to be when she finished school. The teacher asked her to think hard about it and then get back to him with an answer. She didn’t know what to say to her teacher. A friend, on hearing the girl’s predicament, said: ‘Tell your teacher that, perhaps, the thing you want to be when you leave school hasn’t been invented yet.” – Ian Sanders

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Eagle Peak

Eagle Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/eagle-peak-modoc/153115

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“Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.” – Mike Rowe

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Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Pinchot Institute for Conservation

http://www.pinchot.org/doc/www.nature.com/natureclimatechange

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“I take it that he is more than just a woodcutter. “No one is just a woodcutter, ” replied Terence.
“A person’s always more than his present occupation.” – Gerald Morris

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discover.

June 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

“You can believe what you’ve been told. You can imagine in vivid detail the things explained to you. You may even feel emotions assumed to accompany the related experience. But you absolutely cannot know something with any real degree of understanding until you’ve personally walked the road yourself.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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El Malpais National Monument http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/new-mexico/el-malpais-national-monument

El Malpais National Monument

http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/new-mexico/el-malpais-national-monument

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“I dont believe in learning from other peoples pictures. I think you should learn from your own interior vision of things and discover, as I say, Innocently, as though there had never been anybody.” – Orson Welles

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El Malpais NM

El Malpais NM

http://geologyfieldcourse.eduweb20.com/tag/bell-rock/

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“Maybe dream chasing is like climbing a mountain. You know, finding the trail, stepping onto it. At first you’re energetic and it’s easy. Then you trip over a root, face a huge boulder, or a steep incline. So you stand up after the fall, find your way around the boulder, and trudge up the vertical. Eventually, you’re on top of the mountain with an expansive view of the world.” – Peggy Morehouse Strack

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