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Occasionally we feel the approach impending danger and a visceral dread overtakes us. But often we have no idea when life is preparing to fall in on us with terrible and awful events. We should take note of any sense of doom we feel; even if nothing of notable distress occurs, it encourages us to be more observant of your surroundings and to be sure we are prepared for any predictable eventualities. We must be careful not to leap to dire conclusions with every twinge of discomfort or even at anything that startles us; living in a constant state of anticipation of the worst is not healthy and does not lead to a life of contentment or satisfaction. A healthy appreciation of the possibilities of disaster or fearful circumstances is valuable; to be aware is to be sensible and practical. Very seldom do we feel an impending sense of joy or happiness; we don’t feel that someone looming behind us to rush up and hand us everything we’ve ever wanted, or sense that success is looming and has actually arrived along with fame and fortune..Why do you suppose that we are more attuned to a sense of danger than to happiness?

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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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