There are two kinds of Adventurers: Conquerors & Lovers.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 6, 2013
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Photo: Selin Cerbo, Rock & Ice
Photo: Selin Cerbo, Rock & Ice

True Champions win by being in the present moment, not through aggression.

We can—indeed, must—work and play in harmony with our environment, instead of raping and conquering and punishing and trashing it. And of course we can’t be perfect in our lives, or adventures—we fly, we drive…but when we can, we can and must do our best. Besides, bicycling and recycling and such is more fun than leaving a trail of waste in our wake.

But don’t listen to me. I climb enthusiastically, but poorly. Listen to Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright (and Black Diamond):

VIDEO: High Contrast, a short film by BD athlete Cedar Wright featuring fellow BD athlete Alex Honnold from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “There are two kinds of Adventurers: Conquerors & Lovers.”

  1. […] equanimity and a steadiness of mind that leads me to believe I can handle life’s challenges, quests and adventures. That, to me, is what strength really […]