Deep Satisfaction vs. Fleeting Pleasure and How to Know the Difference
We are blessed with a vast array of outdoor adventures to choose from here at SCHC. As we head, albeit slowly, towards warmer weather, I begin to get excited for what awaits just around the corner. I’m like a giddy child all ramped up at the prospect of Santa coming down the ol’ chimney. It just can’t come soon enough.
Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed
What makes me most excited is the opportunity to expose clients to so many forgotten wonders of years gone by. Remember when we were in constant awe of the world and eager to explore and experience all there was to know? That youthful exuberance is not only reserved for the young. We all have a thirst to discover and absorb this amazing world around us. We are built that way. Heck, our country wouldn’t exist without the desire to search for distant shores and new lands.
Something for Everyone
A big part of my role at SCHC is to facilitate clients in their re-connection with activities that help rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit. For some, that might be the adrenaline inducing intensity of mountain biking or competitive sports. For others, it might be the serenity and tranquility of a beautiful hike along the Sunshine Coast Trail or a kayak in the Salish Sea. We are committed to facilitating a wide variety of activities that speak to all interests and fitness levels.
Oh What a Feelin’!
I see subtle signs of re-connection and rejuvenation almost every day. A smile, widened eyes, heavy breathing, joyous laughter, and simple satisfaction of time well spent. These types of feelings are proof that what we are doing is inherently good. The feeling of deep seeded contentment feels drastically different from quick fix short term pleasure or numbness.
After this sort of experience, we become drawn to pursue other things that produce a similar effect. As this understanding and self-awareness deepens, clients may choose to use this new found internal compass to guide them towards other experiences that produce a similar effect. In this way, clients can shift their focus away from artificial short-term pleasures and instead seek other authentic experiences that reproduce the same deep seeded satisfaction. In time, there is simply no comparison between the two.
Can you Remember?
Can you close your eyes and think of a time when you felt pure joy and satisfaction for something that left you feeling this sort of deep seeded contentment? Now, think of a short-term fleeting pleasure that left you feeling hollow or shameful. Is there really any comparison?