Ranger Kathryn's Arches

March 14, 2010

BTR, part 4: my understanding grows

[Continued from Part 3]

I feel so small underneath Delicate Arch

Some things you just deep-down ‘know.’ Others you must come to grips with, wrestle with, debate with. And sometimes a distressing combination of both exists, leaving the revelatory process to unfold in fits and starts. When what your gut ‘knows’ is different from all your excuses, justifications, and rationalizations, a powerful opportunity for growth presents itself.

If being pushed many fathoms outside my comfort zone was not exactly what I envisioned, what am I sure of?  This much: I know that I know that I know that this challenging course is what I wanted to do.  Ed’s few and choice words brought my desire, which seemed out of reach and impractical, into focus.

He had to silence my “… but… but…” as we walked Zip, the dog, through Durango. There really is no place for ‘buts.’ Do I want to know myself better? Do I care to be less constrained by my “I can’ts”? Am I ready to push against my self-imposed limits?

To Be Continued…


  1. Obviously you are.

    Comment by Mom — March 14, 2010 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  2. Wisdom is that which kicks in when you have passed the limits of factual knowledge and personal understanding. It is that which indicates the direction in which ‘the’ solution might lie – it is the virtual map of trackless territories . . .
    It is good that you are gaining experience in its appreciation and use . . .

    Comment by leroque — March 15, 2010 @ 10:22 am | Reply

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