Adventure is My Meditation

"Adventure is my meditation." - Heidi Siefkas from With New Eyes

I bet you are scratching your head or at least puzzled. Adventure and meditation don't mix. It's counterintuitive, right? However, let me explain my quote and belief.

Many feel that adventure is just for adrenaline junkies, but I beg to differ. Check out this definition of an adventure!

An adventure is an activity that is all-consuming, either physical, mental, emotional, or perhaps a little of all, requiring your complete focus. In most cases, it is also a bit frightening.  Doing it (whatever IT is) in spite of the fear, makes it an adventure.

Adventure examples you'll see on my Instagram: writing two three books, climbing the Sydney Bridge, traveling to Cuba umpteen times, moving to Kauai, public speaking, learning how to stand-up paddleboard, and more.

Many have asked how I came to believe that, "Adventure is my meditation." If you're curious, read about it.

Now it's your turn!

I challenge you to add adventure to your life. Make shift happen through adventure!

What's your next adventure?

Comment below about your next adventure and I'll share mine!

Here's to looking up!

12 Responses

  1. Beth
    My next adventure will be flying a helicopter in the mountains and canyons of Kauai! Although flying has taken me all over North and South America, this will be the most extreme terrain I'll have had the chance to explore, looking forward to the new challenges. A bit nervous but very excited!!!
    • Heidi Siefkas
      An aloha adventure! Right on!
  2. My next adventure is lake hopping in Banff National Park and driving part of the Icefields Parkway. I'm currently on an "epic" (as my husband calls it) road trip from Salt Lake City to Calgary, stopping at all the National Parks in between. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks System, we've already visited Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier. Incredible!!! Can't wait to see what beauty Canada has in store!
    • Heidi Siefkas
      Road trips are awesome. Going to take one later this month. Sometimes the rental car alone is an adventure.
  3. Hi Heidi, I just love to read about your fabulous adventures. It entices me to do the same. My next adventure is zip-lining and Via Feratta at Canyon Ste-Anne near Québec City. Lots of fun ahead!
    • Heidi Siefkas
      I love zip-lining. Om-mazing, Paule!
  4. Hi Heidi - Thanks for the heads up on this post. We've just confirmed that our next adventure will be in the Philippines next month! Our 36th (we think?? too old, can't count) country. I'm actually looking most forward to flopping at an overwater bungalow resort! Yay! Aloha!
    • Heidi Siefkas
      The Philippines in an overwater bungalow, OM-mazing!
  5. I'm heading to London, Dublin, Marrakech and Madrid in 2.5 weeks :)
    • Heidi Siefkas
      Awesome locations. Madrid is Om-mazing! It changed my life. I lived there two years during college.
  6. I love new adventures. Next adventure is spending some times in the mountain at Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Love the leaves at this time!
    • Heidi Siefkas
      I love a good leaf peeping adventure! Thanks Leigha!

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