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In company

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No matter what you are doing, there are some things best done in company. Growing is one activity where it is almost impossible to make progress unless you have sounding boards and mentors and others in the same position. Or you may feel more confidence about performing your task if you know there are others attempting the same thing or tasks of their own. These others may not be ensconced right next to you, in fact they may be some distance away or even in places you can’t see them. You know they are there, though, and that knowledge may help you to concentrate on what it is you are doing on your own. As we grow physically and mentally it is crucial to know that we have more than teachers or mentors accompanying us on our journey; unless we have others against whom to gauge ourselves against we don’t know whether we are growing or performing crookedly, spinning circles, or striking directly toward our goals, whether our goals are inescapable or planned. Even shadowy presences assure you that you are not alone in making decisions or in realizing that what is happening to you is a normal progression of events. We all gain confidence if we know we have company in our endeavors. This does not mean you can’t excel or become a leader, you can’t do either without being in company and if you truly excel or lead you yourself can become a mentor for others. It is better to feel the comfort of others in growing and learning, isn’t it? 

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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