“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Here recently, I have found myself just completely submitting to the idea that the less I try to fight the flow of life, the better off I’m going to be. By letting go of certain things that may have tethered me to a rock or a log in this metaphorical “river of life”, I’ve drifted into a comfortable current. That rock or log — possibly representing some sort of stability or safety – it’s just a ruse, man. I don’t know...

I’m just really glad that I’m in this state of mind now. It’s been a much needed change of pace.

Even though I’m at the mercy of the current, I’m still very aware and conscious of my movements. Maybe even more so than before. Yeah.. yeah I think that’s safe to say. I’m much more conscious. I feel alert and alive, and I’m complacent.

I’ve never been one to shy away from the bigger picture of life; to let myself float out above it all. As a matter of fact, I very much enjoy that and through the years, have often found myself there. However, I’ve maybe only been looking down on, when I should’ve as well been looking up and out; looking beyond. I’ve turned my gaze, now. Shifted it a bit, and it’s pretty brilliant. Scary, but brilliant.

I have questions, just like everyone does, but I’m not set on finding the answers. I am set on the venture.  As strange as it may seem here, and it is very strange, it seems to me that most everything else is okay with the current and flow of life, so why shouldn’t we be? Why shouldn’t I be? Why shouldn’t you be?

Some people talk about taking a leap of faith. Take it.

- Jared C. Shumate