Since Theosophy purports to be the wisdom that underlies life itself it must be able to address all of life’s challenges and difficulties whether large or small. This section of the web site collates the collective wisdom of humanity into a group of practical themes. Passages from the founders of the Theosophical Movement and from literature and history are all combined together to provide some light on the issues at hand.
This week we highlight our section On Adventure with a quote from Wilfred A. Peterson.
From Wilfred A. Peterson’s essay “Adventure”
A man practices the art of adventure when he herocially faces up to life…..When he says, like Frank Crane: “My soul is a Columbus; and not watery wastes, nor glooming mysteries… shall send me back, nor make me cry ‘Enough!’”
When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences and to step boldly forth to explore strange horizons.
When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies.
When he has the curiosity to experiment…. to test and try new ways of living and thinking.
When he has the flexibility to adjust and adapt himself t the changing patterns of life.
When he refuses to seek safe places and easy tasks and has, instead, the courage to wrestle with the toughest problems and difficulties.
When he valiantly accepts the challenge of mountain-to tasks and glories in a job well done……..
When he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints…….
When he recognizes that the only ceiling life has is the one he gives it and comes to realize that he is surrounded by infinite possibilities for growth and achievement.