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    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    We all struggle.

    So why not struggle for oour own cause?
    Why not struggle to create something that we want?
    Why not struggle for a cause we truly believe in?

    Many people are caught in a hamster wheel.

    We struggle for somebody else’s vision.
    We struggle for things we don’t believe in.
    We struggle to build a life we don’t actually want.


    Worst of all, we fear failing at that struggle.

    We are literally afraid of failing at the thing we don’t want or believe in.
    The fear of failing at a thing we know is not in alignment is a confusing battle that can’t be won.
    Is this not crazy, insane, ludicrous and slightly hilarious?

    Most of us are fighting a battle that we don’t wanna win and cannot win.

    If we’re all going to have struggles, why not make those struggles a conscious choice?
    Embrace those struggles with passion and gratitude for how they are teaching and shaping us.
    Let us own our struggle with honour, knowing that these struggles are necessary to get to where we want to go.

    Struggle is not bad. Life is not supposed to be a soft cushion. The dream of comfort is a bullshit trap.

    Growth does not happen in comfort.
    Greatness is not achieved on the couch.
    Fulfillment will not be found if we don’t put our whole self into a cause that matters to us.

    If you are struggling for a cause you don’t believe in or want, then step back and ask WHY?!

    Seek out your escape route.
    Like a mouse caught in a trap, you have taken the bate.
    The cheese you’re chasing is not worth the price you’ll pay, should you take it.

    Here’s the thing:

    The right struggle can be beautiful, blissful, joyful, exciting and magical. I have spent the majority of my last 11 years in a space of conscious struggle. Like a mountaineer moving towards the summit of some distant snowcapped peak, I see my struggles as a part of the adventure.

    I did not set out to climb this mountain because it would be easy. Fuck no!

    I chose this mountain because it was a test.
    Because it will transform who I am and how I view myself and life.
    I chose this as my struggle because it spoke to my Soul and said, “You want me? Come and get me!”

    The path has been far from easy. But it’s been so fucking worth it!

    So I ask again, Who’s Struggle are you Fighting For?

    This mountain spoke to your soul.
    That’s why you signed up, right?

    Are you ready to appreciate, embrace and love the struggle you’ve experienced?
    Roll around in it. Get dirty with it. This struggle is your struggle. It’s a gift.



    Sharyn Warren

    Struggle – “Roll around in it. Get dirty with it.” Love this, Bradley.

    And then there is “Fall in love. Stay there.”  Rumi

    Doing both.

    Thanks for keeping it real. Thanks for keeping it fun. Thanks for keeping it real fun.


    Jessica Antonelli

    This really hit home. I struggled for years working for a system I didn’t agree with, and now that my course is launched, I feel empowered and ready to chase my vision with your “Come and get me!” attitude, Brad.

    Yes, it’s an uphill struggle mostly, but the fact that I’m doing work according to my values, and that I can give back to my field and my community through what I do, makes it soooo worth it.

    Sharyn, love the Rumi quote. I’m falling in love with the challenge!


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Real fun is my middle name Sharyn… or at least it should be. Thinking about changing it!

    Jessica, love that you’re officially on the prowl and stalking your struggle with ferocious enthusiasm and zest!

    My oh my, we have all come so far. Look at this view!

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