"Peace and Tenkara", The Catch and Release of the Happy Endorphin.

Bear Creek, Colorado

I struggled through my young life with happiness.  Trying different things, experimenting, researching, learning about spirituality and consciousness. Being obsessed with the search.
At times my conscious mind has tried to convince me I must do certain things to obtain this certain level of bliss called happiness.  (When all the time my subconscious grins in amazement how much effort I spend chasing what I already inherently know.)
As I travel in life the more I let go of my precepts the easier I stumble across moments and glimpses of natural bliss.  

Ducks on Bear Creek, Colorado

The more I pay attention to my instinct and stop thinking, the more I absorb.  I find comfort in just letting things happen the way they should.

 My reasoning in traveling to Colorado in August was to let go.  Give myself a chance to "play it by ear".  It's funny how my logical mind now...  has been retrained to transport my subconscious mind to places and situations to allow it to enjoy my life.  I can't say that was the case in earlier life...
Catching the Happy Endorphin has been a life long fantasy of mine.  Taking me on many adventures to discovery new, as well as traditional manners of obtaining the capture.  If just for a moment...
Fishing has always served for me as a time to slow down and enjoy the reason why I'm here on this earth.  To realize....  Enjoy...
Being plagued with a very active  mind my whole life, Tenkara allows me a method to relax and focus.  

Tenkara on Bear Creek, Colorado
Tenkara employs my keen senses to focus on a single goal the decoding and gentle capture of a fish.... 

A Little Trout In Colorado
And then release it in an anticipation of a greater catch....  

A Little Bigger Trout In Colorado

At this moment, the Happy Endorphin is released....

 For me the words "Peace and Tenkara" some up the meaning of the catch and release of the Happy Endorphin.  It is both a greeting, and a statement of understanding of the method to reach the goal.
 Everyone has a "Tenkara" in their life that drives them back to find peace and focus.

Brian Lindsay Self Portrait
(Sorry to all the TenkaraGrasshopper readers from the admin team!)

 I wish us all a pleasant journey to reach "Peace and Tenkara"...

The above is a guest post from TenkaraGrasshopper Guest Blogger Brian Lindsay. Brian and TenkaraGrasshopper would greatly appreciate any and all comments you might have.

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