Challenges as Adventures

04/27/2014

“The universe has a way of pushing us to go beyond our limits. At first our challenges seem like curses, but in the end we learn to bless them. Challenge is God’s way of getting us to wake up to the fact that we are bigger than we thought we were. God is our best friend because He remembers our potential even when we don’t, and He will not let us slumber in the stupor of limited living.” ~Alan Cohen, Dare to be Yourself

“If you shelter yourself from challenge, your spirit will wither and you will grow weak of will. Your creativity will be reduced to a trickle. You will become bored and wonder what you are doing here. Learn to recognize boredom as a sign that you must escape the shell in which you have become entombed. Let restlessness spur you to reach out and stretch to your next creative adventure.” ~Alan Cohen, Dare to be Yourself, p.304

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~Helen Keller, The Open Door (1957)

20 responses to Challenges as Adventures

  1. 

    show up to play always and be loving living in the heart

    Blessings
    ~ Eric

    • 

      Thank you Eric! ‘Show up to play’ – I love that. Blessings, Gina

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        🙂
        it wasn’t my mantra today… but it matched with your adventurousness nicely it seemed. My mantra today is “Yesterday was a lesson… today is an opportunity.” It comes from my mentor. It fits too.
        🙂 love your blog Gina!

        Blessings
        ~ Eric

  2. 

    As always inspiring quotes.

  3. 

    Wonderful, I love that Helen Keller quote. Blessings!

  4. 

    My dear Gina, as always, a wonderful post! I am reminded of the “feel the fear and do it anyway” in my mind right about now! Thank you for your always inspiring words and just being YOU!!! Big hugs my friend, Cher xo

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      Cher!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this. I’m excited to come over and catch up, and see how LA was. Apologies for my delay as I took a couple of days off (health challenges can encourage rest and time away from the computer!). Big hugs, Gina xo (PS – you look beautiful in your new Gravatar pic!)

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        Never a need to apologize whatsoever! I am sending you healing immediately to assist in a small way. Awh, thank you so much! That was taken in Long Beach and I was a happy girl knowing I was about to get on the ship!! Thank you, dear Gina! Big hugs, Cher xo

  5. 

    Gina, all these quotes are amazing! I really feel this way about life. Thanks for sharing them with us today. ❤
    Diana xo

  6. 

    “Life as an adventure not an ordeal” is SO brilliant – I love that!
    Thanks for the inspirational burst!!
    ~ Andrea ❤

  7. 

    I am forever grateful Gina for the challenges along my journey, The adventure of learning to climb over and pull myself over obstacles have only served to strengthen me and made me who I am today…
    Enjoy a beautiful week sweet friend… And I hope your own adventures are filled with love..
    Love and Peace..
    Sue xoxox

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      Thank you so kindly sweet Sue! I have been having some challenges but it is smoothing out, as it always does, and only serves to strengthen my gratitude. One of the many things I am grateful for is you and your kind friendship and support. Thanks for being You! I hope your week is unfolding beautifully. Hugs, Gina xoxox

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        Oh thank you Gina for saying so.. I hope your challenges soon smooth dear friend.. xxx
        As to my week.. Yes you could say I am having a celebratory week my good friend …. Love and HUGS xxxx

  8. 

    Life at its best is a series of challenges, so lets rock them. Val x