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A Very Brief Guide for Travelers

Please enjoy this guest post by my friend Michael Hock. A Very Brief Guide for Travelers Out on an adventure, you ask for directions. Who do you ask, who believe? You’ve got the goal identified— maybe a hidden slot canyon, cut out from flat rock, secret, unknown, and no map, no signs. Of course, it […]

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Sounderella

I always wanted someone to steal me away on a grand sailboat to a tropical isle, with palms and a turquoise bay, or in a plane over lofty peaks to wildflower meadows where butterflies play.   I longed to leave my desert the pain of this anvil heart the boredom of my heavy-metal playlist, find […]

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Lit from Within

Please enjoy this poem by an Inner Adventure reader. Camping Inside, inside this tent You embrace me. I have come full circle without, within, with You. Let us leave together. All behind now. Only One singular love. —Anonymous Image: istockphoto.com If you would like to receive The Inner Adventure posts directly in your email box, […]

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Road to Freedom

Let’s take the Mother Road, Tasting en route the sparking-fat diners the creaky court motels, where we’ll lay waste to the flesh, and carve our initials in the illusion of love, Knowing the real thing waits within ignited by our Friend, Who’s driving us Home.

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The Waterfall: Finding a Power Within

This is The Inner Adventure’s first fictional publication, a short story by one of my writing class participants. It is an adventurous journey into love’s great flow. The Waterfall: Finding a Power Within a short story by Theresa Dunford The day he told me he loved me was also the day I learned he was […]

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Silence and Stillness

  Rime Ice Aspens shot in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Santa Fe

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Look Up

So often in our days we gaze downward. Look what can happen with a simple change of viewpoint.   Image: Nordski Trail, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe, NM

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Freedom Resides Within

Just as the desire to explore and take great journeys arises within, so does the desire to rise above these earthly entanglements. The challenges are not imposed from the outside. Instead they arise from the innermost desire for our Beloved freedom.

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The Exotic Inner Landscape

I traveled to distant lands To find The lushness of a rain forest The expansive freedom of the desert The salty weightlessness in the ocean The rich surprise of a new culture The soaring elevation of a mountaintop The heart-pounding thrill of whitewater The silent peace of a cathedral The intoxicating bliss of new love […]

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Five-Star Ambiance

As a travel writer, one of my duties has been to rate accommodations. Of course I have an ideal against which I measure all. These hotels or resorts possess a five-star ambiance. A room in such a place might have thick Persian rugs on maple floors, gold tile in the Jacuzzi bath and silk bed […]

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