Face Death Head On ( Learn To Be Still )Sun, June 15, 2014 - 1:40 PM
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Truly amazing post about a truly amazing experience!
So glad you wrote some more about your encounter and you write with such good description its like I am there with you.
Wow what a wondrous experience Mika.
The feeling you talk about, the fullness of living when in the wild, when occupied fully by the natural forces of nature, this is what we were evolved for. The heightened senses and feeling of what it is to be human when confronted with an experience like this is all absorbing.
I tell folks that when you arrive at night in the woods, all your senses are engaged, your mind works completely on looking out for survival, on dealing with the cold, on dealing with potential dangers. There is not room for worrying about work, or taxes, or relationships or politics, you are fully engaged on natural things and it feels right.
It makes me wonder perhaps this is why young men are drawn to war? They face death head on and conqueror their fears, perhaps they feel whole and feel they are living just at the moment when their lives are most at risk?
The big bears, so fortunate there is still wilderness in our world.
Terrific post Mika thank you so much for sharing.
|Thank you for your kind words of encouragement Adrian. It is always the goal of the writer to draw the reader into their world. I believe you are right about young men drawn to war. Testosterone, our natural territorial aggression and that humans are political creatures ( war is said to be an extension of politics ) make war a part of the fabric of human endeavour. Rome was built on this principle and survived for centuries on conquer and plunder before the system finally ate itself.|
Your adventures are described so well that I swear I am right there with you!
Though nothing beats being there for real :P I would so love to see the Canadian woods. I hear and have seen in photos that they are just vibrant and full of enchantment.
Thank you MeekoI love sharing my experiences with you gize cuz I know you have passion and appreciation for the wilderness.