"We're pretty good at telling each other how great we are but I think this has robbed us of a virtue that maybe existed a little more in times past than now which is the virtue of humility. And I define humility as radical honesty from a position of other centeredness--the ability to see yourself with complete honesty from sort of a detached position to see where you're strong and see where you're weak and so to me humility is clarity of vision about yourself whereas pride is warped vision about yourself." David Brooks to Sam Harris in Waking Up podcast ep #89
The idea of perfection is killing our environment. It is easy to lash out on social media to point out supposed contradiction of others but it is a dangerous trap to fall into of nihilism. If I can’t express compassion or understanding to others even when it’s a disagreement, then how can I expect compassion or understanding from others. We live in a carbon society where convenience has become priority and at times it feels like a battle that can’t be won. But if there is anything I’ve learned, there is hope.
Emerging from the @protectourwinters summit, my heart and mind is filled with a new fiery passion to continue to educate and improve my ways on this fragile planet and hopefully reach others in a similar way.
: @sturgegram // I would rather fail than succeed by playing it safe because I know I will ultimately learn more about being an artist and creating the vision I want to seek out. However that is a luxury not always encouraged or welcomed since I am bound at times to deliver to clients. I am incredibly thankful to the trust @canonaustralia has given me especially when the brief is to create something new with no limitations except to surprise or even scare them. Ready to launch #InPerpetualMotion tonight at @banffmountainfestival
Every ski has a story to tell as @davidpowdersteele writes: “And as she knows, there's joy in new gear. Shop wall or cardboard box or under the Christmas tree: the wait that builds into excitement. Mounting up a pair of fresh boards, or watching the wax sink into the base. All the effort of driving and waiting coming down to those first few turns, then a few more until the rhythm becomes perfect, natural, the sidecut an extension of the body and the tip of each ski the clean, piercing edge of her mind.“ Check out the full piece on powder.com. @powdermagazine // Shot In the garage gear room of @sheldonkerr@outdoorresearch#powdertothepeople
Dias de los Muertos // Mexico City 2016. “Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses.” - Martin Pretchel
I must admit that even though I grew up nearby on the Sunshine Coast, I had never really explored the Gold Coast Hinterland. It goes to show that even though I’ve been clocking up miles around the world, I’ve barely scratched the surface in my own Aussie backyard. I owe a huge thank you to @setinstoneseq for the location scout!
No matter how dire a situation can feel, it’s important to keep some flicker of hope and optimism alive. It was a valuable lesson from former Greens leader Bob Brown as I know at times I have felt utterly useless when the world seems to be falling apart at the seam sometimes. The wonderful folks at @keen have partnered with @unitedway to match dollar for dollar up to $25K donated to help those affected by the devastating fires in California. Even if you can only spare $1, it always counts.Link In Bio#KEENAmbassador
I’m excited to take the stage tonight at Chautauqua Park here in Boulder to share the stories behind the images. Like this one time... See you soon! : @skiparmstrong // All images taken under a special permit granted by the Regiao Autonoma Dos Acores, Secretaria Regional Do Ambiente E Do Mar, Dreccao Regional do Ambiente
Link In Bio// On Thursday 12th Oct, if you happen to be in Boulder, CO, I'll be giving a talk at Chautauqua Park about the stories behind the images. Here @tomdedorlodot flies high above the Karakoram Range in northern Pakistan. @canonaustralia@keen#KEENAmbassador