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Out of reach

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No matter how skilled or competent we are there are always things that we want but that are always just out of our reach; we may long for a relationship to go in a particular way, we may ache for a specific assignment or job, or we may crave a certain object or state of mind. We may make huge efforts to achieve any of these ends, we may study, we may practice, we may beg for help. but there are situations when any planning or any variety or amount of effort will not be rewarded with what we consider success. Most of us would like to avoid failure and disappointment, not court it, so after making a few attempts in a particular direction and being thwarted in our efforts most of us tend to disengage from futile action and move our focus  to more attainable goals. What we must remember is that effort alone cannot conquer all – there are some things that we must let go; rather, spend our time seeking goals more appropriate to our inner and outer workings, then make gargantuan efforts for or at something more suited or tailored for us. Wouldn’t you rather grow into things that fit your personality and type instead of trying to fit yourself into a box unsuited?

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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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