” I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to put to rout all that was not life, and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not truly lived.” – Thoreau
Life is a journey. We are all travelers navigating through the tangled mediums of people, space, and time. The path we choose is guided by connections with people who enhance our perspective, by places that reach inside us and speak to our soul. By decisions we refer to as instinct. By moments that leave footprints in our hearts, and change us forever. We are either makers of our own destiny, or slaves to our lost purpose – at the mercy of these collisions with fate. Whatever the choice we make, we wander this earth contributing to the energy of life as equals, intertwined in a divine web of possibilities.
A traveler’s path can be challenging. It can be rewarding, enlightening, even frightening. It is ever changing and evolving. There is never an end – for it is the journey we cherish, not the destination. This site is not about seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes. It promotes lifestyle choices that make us more human, to approach life with a sense of wonder and adventure. Ultimately, it is about living deliberately.
Living deliberately means to live with intention. To move forward through your days with purpose and clarity, not to trudge along clouded in the routines dictated by our blinded society. Living deliberately implies that a man’s happiness is directly proportional to his willingness to pursue his dreams, of his fortitude to live an accomplished life, to uphold his ideals, to get the most out of his days. It means choosing a lifestyle of ‘why not’ instead of ‘why’. It is living life to its fullest and acquiring an inner peace from the daily choices you make.
If we someday look back on our lives as a succession of meaningful moments, what content would they be comprised of? Would we remember the books we read? The friends we made? The struggles we endured? The mountains we climbed or the trails we roamed? Would we dabble in the brilliance of our treasured sunsets and the glory of our proudest accomplishments? Would we feel like we had lived a deliberate life?
Tomorrow is always a fresh start for intention.
You make the choice every day,
You can be alive tomorrow,
or you can choose to live tomorrow.