ex·plore | [ik-splawr, -splohr] | verb

  1. to investigate, study, or analyze : look into
  2. to become familiar with by testing or experimenting
  3. to travel over (new territory) adventure or discovery

synonyms: analyze, examine, hunt, inquire, inspect, probe, prospect, question, research, scruitinize, search, seek, test, tour, travel, traverse, try

… and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin

Exploration is a daunting process; it presents challenging situations. You are bound to find yourself uncomfortable and vulnerable. Exploration does not suggest warmth, cushion or comfort; however, the result of exploration may yield riches beyond your wildest dreams.

Set no limits for growth… you are an unlimited being, accepting from an unlimited source, in an unlimited way.

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. -Ralph Ellison

Exploration is searching. Exploration is experience. Exploration is living.

Analyze your current state… What’s working and what needs to change? Every person, at any age, has the capacity for transformation.When will you realize that some habitual actions are not carrying you to where you’re meant to be?

Dig deep… examine yourself… where do you have the latitude to feed more to your life?

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Philosophy In Action

Analyze your current state… What's working and what needs to change? Every person, at any age, has the capacity for transformation. When will you realize that some habitual actions are not carrying you to where you're meant to be?  This week, explore: walk down a new street, take class with a new instructor, try a new restaurant. Drink beet juice (it's better than you think).

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Chakra Therapy

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  1. Alison Beadle
    Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 3:43 am ·

    What an amazing word and concept. I’m such a creature of habit so great for me. This week as my class pick up their boxes we are going to be letting the sides come down and seeing what’s outside rather than focusing on the inside. Happy manifesting.

  2. Jennifer Schumacher
    Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 9:43 am ·

    This is one of my favorite words… EXPLORE! I love exploring new adventures and often say to myself and others on a weekly basis – explore outside of your comfort zone as this is where life begins. Enjoy the week of exploring and do something this weekend that gets you completely out of your comfort zone. I bet you will be smiling and have an unforgettable moment.

  3. Rebecca Malandra
    Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 4:35 am ·

    Explore! What do you have to lose? “Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury

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