The Art of Focusing

Fernando (Feña) Yañez, a guide with Vertical (@verticalchile), said something really important to me while we were hiking on Isla Navarino, an island just south of Tierra del Fuego.  He said, "This is the time I can let daily issues and troubles slip away.  It's the time I can focus on just one thing - what I'm doing right now." 

He's right.  We get so caught up in the flood of information and to-do lists in our lives.  Walking through the Teeth of Navarino, I felt the power of what he said.  It was enough to focus on where I placed my feet, where I placed my hands on the rock.  To fully appreciate the moment that encompassed me as I passed through this wild and untamed place.  Nothing else mattered.

A rare moment.