"I love the anticipation at the beginning of every dive. As I begin to drop below the surface of the water, the only thing I know for sure that is awaiting me is adventure. Every dive is different – EVERY DIVE. You could be diving the same spot, on the same dive site, 500 times & each one would be different. There could be different animals present, or the same animals exhibiting different behaviors. The currents can change creating a mild drift or a ripping ride. The light breaking the waves on the surface can turn yesterday’s drab looking swim over a patch of reef into today’s stunning kaleidoscope of colors.
I love the silence. At no time in my life can I recall getting to spend a totally silent & undisturbed hour with only my own breathing breaking the silence. No cell phones, no TV, no traffic noise, no one talking to you (or at you), & none of the endless cacophony of sounds that makes up our daily routine. Diving is one of the most peaceful & spiritual activities I have ever done, but it is also one of the most exciting.
I love the adventure. I love swimming with a whale shark so huge, it dwarfs a city bus. I love looking into the eyes of a sea turtle & seeing them look back at you. I love stalking the reef or the sand looking for creatures so bizarre they would seem to be aliens from another planet taking their vacation under our seas. I love seeing a sunken shipwreck, a giant Manta Ray, a microscopic pygmy seahorse, or a pod of dolphins racing by as I smile in disbelief."
- Tim B.
Via Why I Love Scuba Diving
"I run to enable myself to be present to my body. To pay attention to it, to clear out the cobwebs of daily stresses, to breathe life into my internal mental, emotional and spiritual spaces. And I am so profoundly grateful for this shift in posture because there was a time when exercise and running still smacked too much of the compulsion and control that led to disconnection for me. I feared I would never be able to use my body in an athletic way. I used to run to escape life. Now I run to embrace it."
"I move because I feel more "well" during and after exercising or moving. If I do not move or exercise on a regular basis I do not feel mentally, physically or spiritually "well"!"
"[Dance is] good for my soul. It's good for me that I can do it. So why not?"