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This hole on the Snake River once ate me. While I was certainly trying to self-rescue myself, it was sure good to feel strong hands of others pulling me back into the raft  -- Photo by Pat Bean

This hole on the Snake River once ate me. While I was certainly trying to self-rescue myself, it sure felt good to feel the strong hands of others pulling me back into the raft. — Photo by Pat Bean

           “We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.” – Tom Robbins

It’s Called Self Rescue  

When I was doing some serious white-water rafting, our bunch of river rats all looked out for each other. But we also believed in the philosophy of self-rescue. It’s a great philosophy, which one day I realized worked in the real world as well as the play world.

I know many people who are deathly afraid of spiders. I wonder what it is about this create that so inspires fear. -- Wikipedia photo

I know many people who are deathly afraid of spiders. I wonder what it is about this creature that so inspires fear. — Wikipedia photo

In my younger days, I wanted things around me to change to make my problems go away. Nowadays, I know I have to be the one to change, or act, or even escape from the people who disturb my well-being and self-confidence. There are people like that, you know.

So my wish for all of us good-intended souls is that we somehow find the means and strength to rescue ourselves, even if it’s just from boredom. Find your passions in life and follow them – and don’t let roadblocks get in your way. In other words, smash your own spiders.

Don’t you just love that phrase?  I certainly do. And when I recently heard it, I knew I had to find a way to share it.

The Wondering-Wanderer's blog pick of the day.

The Wondering-Wanderer’s blog pick of the day.

Bean’s Pat: Breezes at Dawn http://tinyurl.com/q4g9jf3 Wake Up! Robin is one of my favorite bloggers. I hope you enjoy her, too.

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