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Joe holds an advanced degree in environmental management from Duke University, where he also studied religion with a focus on meditative, experiential, and transformative traditions. He is the author of fifteen books, including Mindfulness and Swaying Branches, Rustling Leaves, and is an inventor on seven patents and applications with more on the way.
He makes a point of living every day and hopes you do too.
Meditation is fundamentally about getting more out of life rather than less.
Meditation teaches us to cultivate awareness, and with this awareness comes peace of mind, an objective perspective from which to face life’s challenges, and an appreciation for all that life offers.
This appreciation is a source of delight, humor, and creative flexibility.
And it lets us enjoy fun all the more.
If you can learn to meditate while you do what you love, your life will be filled with more joy, more energy, and more possibilities than you can imagine. Your life will be full of gratitude and meaning, vitality and purpose.
Meditation will reinforce the sense of fun and positivity you already feel while doing your favorite activities.
This idea—that meditation can be enjoyable and enrich what you love—is a gift that can be regiven every day.
This book is about learning how to do what you love mindfully, fully present and alive.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the struggle. You know which one I mean—fear, loneliness, not knowing who I am or what I’m meant to do. . . . Sound familiar?
I struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles I felt I had to live up to. I was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in my life would somehow figure out that I was fearful and small and that I struggled to make my faith a reality and to be secure in who I am. It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of my Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear.
Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams. Plus, there are places to jot down notes, fun lists, practical ways to make changes, and thoughts on how living fearless can change everything.
Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in?
Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to Live Fearless together.
There is a middle ground you can take between your level of comfort and your desired level of adventure. You have but to find it.
There is beauty and wonder, excitement and opportunity all around us if we but look.
This book is about opening our eyes to the possible.
And making it real.
One small adventure at a time.
Filled with idea starters for adventure, advice on how to make your life richer and full of interest, and things to do when you don’t know where to start, Living a Life of Everyday Adventure will help you get the most out of every day and create a life worth living.