Why risk being tossed into freezing water by wind or waves? Why camp out, run marathons, or travel to uncomfortable places? Why not just enjoy an easy virtual reality?

Image: Man on a paddleboard out in the ocean at sunset

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Today, we point you to someone who asks himself questions like that regularly and comes up with a fresh answer. In fact, he’s made a life of challenging his own sense of comfort.

What if we all had a number of adventures that we embarked on solely for the purpose of exercising our sense of curiosity and possibility; something completely unnecessary, so uncomfortable that it was bordering on irrational to others?

There are ways we can start, little by little, with that kind of mindset and see where it takes us!

Seems we live in a time when ease is the goal, and adventure is for the undisciplined and the rebels.

And then there are the thought-leaders among us who push at any limitations that attempt to pin them down.

Here’s a thought-provoking look at the questions we ask ourselves:

Via: Kalum Ko 1

A remarkable concept to ponder.

Why not try to ask ourselves better questions, and remind ourselves we are still free to come up with completely novel answers for ourselves?

What would a world look like where we were encouraged since childhood to reach for things we might initially think are impossible and pointless by the measure of others who are firmly devoted to the rat race?

I suspect we could all find adventure in our own backyards, wonder in a new hobby, or let a little serendipity unfold if we did just one thing each day different than before.

Instead of racing to get from point A to point B with as little risk and effort as possible, we might find all kinds of insights if we can just embrace a little uncertainty.

Stay open, curious and optimistic!

~ Dr. Lynda

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  1. “”The Questions We Ask” – Bruce Kirkby in a Kalum Ko Film.” Vimeo. Kalum Ko, 3 Nov. 2013. Web. 19 Apr. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/78451097>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast--new episodes every Wednesday!