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Try Something New: Your Life Is Your Adventure

Winter Trees - Photo by Diana Ensign

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” —Amelia Earhart

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”  —Joseph Campbell

As I sit looking out my window at the towering oak trees in my yard, I notice that even in a Midwest winter in the Northern Hemisphere, a few muted orange leaves still dangle from their branches, despite a ground covered in ice and snow. In spring, even those few lingering leaves will give way to fresh green buds. Growth, renewal, and change come to all things, in time.

My first blog post, “Deeper Roots,” was published here eight years ago on February 9, 2011.  Since then, I have published two books: TRAVELING SPIRIT: Daily Tools for Your Life’s Journey and HEART GUIDE: True Stories of Grief and Healing. These books may be helpful if inner peace and healing are what you seek.

With my writing, I have found—at long last—a path that feeds my soul. If you are feeling discouraged about the slow and circuitous unfurling of your own calling, know that our human journey here is something to relish, not rush. Like old-growth majestic oaks, some of us take decades to develop depth and wisdom—time focused on becoming not merely achieving. As Lao Tzu said, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

In an effort to expand my personal horizons, I have a couple of book ideas I am excited to explore. While it can be scary to begin new projects and step away, at least temporarily, from the familiar, I have decided to take a brief sabbatical from this beloved blog, “Spirituality for Daily Living.” I may still occasionally post if something moves me or if I want to share news of my progress. Please sign up to receive Spirituality for Daily Living posts in your email inbox if you would like to stay in touch. I will be sure to keep everyone abreast of what lies ahead. I do not yet know what tomorrow will bring, but I am taking a leap of faith today.

Affirmations for change: I release the old to make way for the new. I am open to guidance in all its forms. I fill my heart with peace. I lift my spirit with harmony, light, and love. I practice compassion toward myself and others. I take time to sit in stillness and simply breathe. I embrace the small miraculous gifts of each day.

May all our life’s adventures bring us welcomed uncertainty and ongoing learning as we continue to expand both our hearts and our minds. While we travel through our days, we can remember the brave words of Helen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Until our paths meet again  . . . 


In joy & gratitude,


Diana Ensign



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2019-01-30T03:27:46+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Daily Living|Tags: , , |8 Comments


  1. Linda helmick January 31, 2019 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    That was really beautiful and absolutely the way I am trying to live my life.

    • Diana Ensign February 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you Linda! You are an excellent example of courage and beautiful creativity in your life path. Best wishes in all your upcoming adventures.

  2. Sue Hazer February 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Blessings on the next part of your journey and thanks for all your beautiful writing. I remember working with you on your resume years ago at UUI. You’ve come a long way and it seems you’ve truly heard your calling!

    • Diana Ensign February 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sue, it has definitely been a winding path, with lots of help from friends! I think we often circle back to the things we truly love and writing has been one of those things for me–even when the career path pointed elsewhere for financial reasons. Best wishes on your lovely creative jewelry and metalwork designs! http://www.hazerdesigns.com/

  3. Charlie February 1, 2019 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Hello Diana… so many blessings to you for your new writing adventures and thank you for helping many of us more clearly see our personal and global community paths…Charlie

    • Diana Ensign February 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      Charlie, your support has been invaluable in so many ways! I very much appreciate your guidance and wisdom as well. Our paths in this life, as you say, are truly both personal and global. May all that we do bring love and light to the hearts of many. Peace, Diana

  4. Carla Golden February 2, 2019 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I know that you will be guided to your next project and it will be as full of wisdom and heart energy as your others. May your journey be joyful and full of exquisite surprises.

    • Diana Ensign February 3, 2019 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you Carla. I know you have recently embarked on new adventures as well — bringing your abundant heart energy to the people who cross your path. I hope our paths meet again soon. Thank you for the well wishes and may they return to you with much joy and love. : ) Diana

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