You Are A King And You Are Clueless About It

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Here comes the weekend, time to go out for a drink, or maybe eat out with the family, or do some shopping, and definitely post pictures of neatly arranged food on Instagram!

Here comes the week, let’s work, and work, so we can keep up with our lifestyle.

I don’t know if you noticed, but I tried to portray the simplicity of western life, given that you have an amazing life such as the one I just described, and not one full of terror and hunger as many comrades in the world unfortunately have. I wanted to portray the boringness of a “normal” western life.

Life cannot be about creating content for Instagram and making as much money as we can, purely, won’t you agree? Doesn’t that sound boring? We need some adventure, don’t we?

It feels as if we are living prepackaged lives. And don’t get me wrong, it is amazing to live such lives of comfort and luxuries. But people need more.

And what is that more?

I would say it has something to do with the magic of adventure. With the feeling of venturing towards the unknown, and finding some magic in a world that has gone blank and tasteless.

The call for adventure.

But we think of adventure as something weird, something similar to what we see in the movies, something that needs you to have superpowers or a job in the secret service. We don’t see normal life as an adventure. What’s adventurous about it anyway?

Oh but it is.

We believe we cannot live adventures because we have so many things on our table. Maybe you have kids, or you need to take care of your parents, or you have to work to pay the unbelievably high rent of your apartment, and you feel trapped in modern life, you feel trapped by Uber and delivery food.

But we fail to realize that the call for adventure lies in front of us the entire time.

How would you define an adventurous person?

He certainly needs courage, isn’t that so? Well, if that is the case, the call for adventure begins with the courageous decision to actually live your life.

Living your life doesn’t mean leaving everything behind and becoming an artist. It means dealing with what needs to be dealt with from moment to moment.

Whether that be enjoying or working.

Our lives are full of tasks. Full of little dragons that need to be taken care of. Full of holes in the roof that need to be fixed, beds that need to be made, articles that need to be written, and books that need to be read. In reality, adventure lies in your tenacity to deal with what needs to be dealt with.

That’s where the doors for the higher realms open.

That’s where heroes are born. Because it is in the little things that we do every day, with courage and willingness, that we found who we are and where we want to go. But the doors remain locked for those that do not rise up to the challenges, either because of laziness, fear, or stupidity.

Seeming obstacles, in reality, are roads to be traveled. It is true that the obstacle is the way. In an adventure, you do not know where you’re going to end, you just know you’re going to walk those roads and sail those seas and kill those monsters. Maybe we need to think about our lives this way. Maybe we don’t want the unending comfort that commercials tell us all the time that we want so much.

The adventure is in front of you, always.

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

3 Comments

  1. Ricardo:

    It’s been awhile! My biggest challenge EVER starting in November of 2021. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s this past January. “The Obstacle is the Way!” I’m accepting my new situation and live with grateful and mindful intentions!

    Hugs
    Terry Rosati

    1. Hey Terry,

      So happy to hear from you!

      Jesus, sorry to hear that. I know you’re taking care of it as best as you can, and you’re right, the obstacle is the way.
      I just began reading this book: The Practicing Stoic by Ward Farnsworth. If you like what I write, you will love this guy.

      Hugs!
      Ricardo

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