The other day I watched this kestrel hunt over an open field. Each movement was intentional, precise, and executed with full force. As I watched him, I realized that animals in the wild approach life in an all-out, no-holds-barred manner. There was nothing lukewarm about the kestrel’s actions.
The kestrel’s whole-hearted approach to life triggered a thought. How often do I do things half way, exerting minimal effort, with little intention? More often than I should, I suspect.
Yet I know when looking back over my life, that I achieved the most satisfaction and pleasure when I dove in whole heartedly. I suspect my life would be richer and more exciting if I were to fully engage with all that I do, with no hesitation, and no holding back.
A human embodiment is such a gift. Why not take full advantage of all the opportunities for adventure and growth?
Something for me to ponder…
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