Are you always looking for new challenges and experiences? Do you crave adventure and excitement in your life? If so, you may have a big Adventurous Nature. But what exactly does that mean, and how can you make sure that this part of yourself is being properly nourished?
First, let's define what we mean by Adventurous Nature. It's one of the 19 Multiple Natures that make up our unique blend of intelligences and drives. At its core, an Adventurous Nature is a tendency to seek out the unusual and push the boundaries of what is considered normal or safe. This can manifest in a variety of ways, from physical risks like extreme sports, to financial risks like starting a business, to emotional risks like traveling alone to a foreign country.
It's important to note that having a prodigious Adventurous Nature doesn't mean you're constantly seeking out dangerous situations. It's also not just about physical risks - it's about taking risks in all areas of your life. Someone with a big Adventurous Tiger might also be drawn to spiritual practices like Vipassana meditation, which requires facing difficult emotions and sensations head-on.
So, what happens if your Adventurous tiger is a big one, but you're not feeding it enough? Without enough opportunities for adventure and risk-taking, you may find yourself feeling frustrated and unfulfilled. You may even seek out risky or dangerous situations in an attempt to satiate this part of yourself. On the other hand, if your Adventurous Nature is a small tiger and you overfeed it by constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences, you may find yourself feeling edgy and neurotic.
It's important to understand and balance all of the tigers in your life, including your Adventurous Nature, in order to remain swastha (well-rounded and balanced). This means taking a holistic approach and exploring this part of yourself in all areas of your life, not just in the physical realm. It also means being mindful of how much risk-taking is enough for you, and how much is too much.
One way to do this is by setting goals and challenges for yourself that feed your Adventurous Nature, but also take into account your other needs and responsibilities. For example, if you're prone to risk-taking, you might set a goal to try a new extreme sport each year. But you could also challenge yourself to take a solo trip to a foreign country, or start a small business, or try a new type of meditation practice.
In short, understanding and properly nourishing your Adventurous Nature is essential to living a fulfilling and well-rounded life. By taking the time to explore this part of yourself and find balance, you can ensure that you're feeding your Adventurous Tiger the right amount and in the right ways.
When it comes to understanding your Adventurous Nature, remember that it's just one piece of the puzzle. To fully thrive and find balance in all aspects of your life, it's important to consider and understand all of your Multiple Natures. Learn more by exploring our blog posts and YouTube channel, or reach out to a certified MN Practitioner for personalized support. They can help you understand and feed your tigers in a way that supports personal and professional growth so you can thrive.