Jungle 2.0: The True Peak Journey

by Lance Ekum on · 129 comments

a journey toward your true peak

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu

JUNGLE 2.0!
 
What is it?

What does it mean?

What changes?

What stays the same?

(all questions I HAD!)

More seriously, though, what does it all mean?  And why should you care?

Jungle 2.0: Why Should You Care?

Life IS a journey.  It’s a magnificent and amazing journey for me, for you, for EVERYONE!  What is this journey, though?

A journey toward your TRUE PEAK.  True peak, a place of YOUR BRILLIANCE!
 
You.  You are here for a purpose.  Here on this earth to LIVE your life.
 
Perhaps that all sounds great and wonderful, except…

Except you just lost your job, or you are in a challenging relationship, or you are living paycheck to paycheck, or you’ve just lost a dear friend, or {an endless list of “excepts”}.
 
Wherever you are on this continuum, whether life is wonderful or challenging at this very moment…this is YOUR LIFE

Yours.  Yours, and you have a choice.  You have a choice, right now.  Will you choose to step more fully into your brilliance?  (and you ARE brilliant….so, so brilliant and amazing!)

Jungle 2.0: What Does This Mean?

Today I am choosing to step more fully into that brilliance that is ME.  Wow, and just saying this is challenging.  How about for you?  Is that  difficult for you to say?

I AM BRILLIANT!!!  I AM AN AMAZING CREATION!!  I AM!

Say that out loud.  Say that out loud, and with conviction!  Because YOU ARE!

And such is born Jungle of Life 2.0.  If you have been here before, perhaps you notice a new look and feel to this space.
 
This is your life, whatever kind of “jungle” that is…it is your life jungle.  And when you choose to live in deeper harmony with your heart, you connect more fully to life’s meaning…for YOU.  This place, the Jungle of Life, is for you…for you to connect more deeply with who you are.  Choose that brilliance that IS YOU!!!
 
Back to that look and feel…

Jungle of Life 2.0 – heart-centered creation of YOU, on the journey toward your true peak.

Do you see the heart?  Do you see the heart here in this space?  Do you see the heart within you?  Heart connections…and that journey toward your true peak…

Where are you at on this journey?  Are you ready to take more conscious steps toward you own very personal true peak?  Are you ready to listen to that voice which speaks directly from your heart, from a deeper part of you?

Work with me, and we’ll explore these paths together as you take steps more fully into that journey of you.

I shine!

You shine!

Continue to let your own beauty and amazing brilliance radiate outward!!

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Dr. J January 31, 2011 at 12:11 pm

You are truly a gifted, blessed man, Lance! Thanks for making the world a better place for all who know you!

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Lance January 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Dr. J,
Wow…and I am truly blessed to know YOU!!! You are truly an inspirer of good!! Thanks for your amazing support!

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Marelisa January 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Hi Lance: I love the new look. And you’re so right; we need to stop waiting for everything to be perfect in order to truly start living. Our life is right now, warts and all. 🙂 Congratulations on getting Jungle 2.0 launched!
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Lance January 31, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Mare,
Thanks!!

Yes, now is what we have. We can keep saying “tomorrow”, except…will it ever come??

Great to have you here today!

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Evita January 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Lance!

Wow, how beautiful!!! The new header, the new look and feel definitely speaks to me of a heart-centered journey. A natural, beautiful progression of our lives and our world.

Thank you for the positive, uplifting and inspiring work that you do. I am happy to share in your journey as you, like me 😉 continue to live out the highest and truest version of yourself.

To many more amazing years of growth, evolution, joy and the fullest expressions of who we are 🙂

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Lance January 31, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Evita,
Thank YOU!! “True peak”…is all about connecting more deeply with that which speaks from the heart (so I’m HAPPY that image came through!!).

We’ve known each other for a long time, and your friendship has been a real gift…thank you for that, too!

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Stacey / The Mom Renewal Project January 31, 2011 at 12:16 pm

YOU rock and shine and inspire us all! So looking forward to seeing what’s next!

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Lance January 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Stacey,
So awesome to have you here!! Here’s to all of us ROCKIN’!!!! (I know you ARE!!)

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Andrea DeBell - britetalk January 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Hi Lance! I love the blog face-lift. Gorgeous logo with the heart and nature intertwined. And yes, let’s all shine and growth together supporting each other in this beautiful jungle.
Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful words! Loving blessings!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:15 am

Andrea,
Thanks!! It was a journey getting to this logo, too. It’s much different than I first envisioned, just in a very good way.

Great to have you here!!

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Sagan January 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Exciting!

We are brilliant and awesome and amazing, all of us 🙂
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:16 am

Thanks Sagan!!

Keep shining your beautiful soul…

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Christine Gallagher January 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Yay Lance! It’s been a pleasure seeing you evolve since we first “met” in Tom’s group over 2 yrs. ago (wow!)

Site looks amazing, kudos to you and best wishes on the continuing journey that is unfolding before you!

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:17 am

Christine,
I know (wow!!)!! And it’s been great watching you evolve, as well, over these last couple of years.

Here’s to that continued evolution, and to our path continuing to cross as we journey forward….

Thank YOU!!

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Katie | Momentum Gathering January 31, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Yes, I see the lovely heart in your header and in your words. As always, Lance you inspire with your full on embracing of yourself and others. You’re like a big hug to the soul. I appreciate your presence in my life and am so glad you will continue to shine through in this beautiful space you’ve created. Much love, Katie
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:18 am

Katie,
Mmmmm….I *LOVE* that (hug for the soul)!!

It’s been so, so wonderful getting to know you these last several months.

Much love to you…always,
Lance

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Joy January 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Hi Lance,
Love the new look, the energy is amazing! *You* shine and what you reflect to me allows me to shine even brighter:) Thank you for all that you share!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:26 am

Joy,
Thank you so much!!

It’s so wonderful being around so many beautiful shiny people…like YOU!!

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Michelle Manning-Kogler January 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Hi Lance,

Was just introduced to your web-site and your work. I love what you have created here! Will continue to check in. Thank you for all you are sharing and creating in this world.

Blessings,
Michelle Manning-Kogler

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:27 am

Michelle,
Welcome!! And…it is so wonderful to have you here!

Thank you so much for your caring and thoughtful words….

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Erin Prais-Hintz January 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Lucky stars led me to you, Lance. You are a special soul indeed! I am so proud of you for making this dream a reality, and I will be following along, because I need the brilliant advice that you are doling out. We can all do with more positivity and self-love in this life. I know that, you know that. But sometimes it is hard to get past the roadblocks we each put up in our own ways (and sometimes in the way of others) to realize all that we are meant to be. Congratulations on launching Jungle 2.0 and thanks for taking me along for the ride!
Enjoy the day!
Erin
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:32 am

Erin,
You are so, so sweet. And…that makes me the lucky one!!

It’s been great connecting with you over the last couple of years, and even more than that – to call you friend. Erin, thank you for all that you give, all that you shine, all that you are!!

…and I AM enjoying this day!!

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Little Lessons Under the Big Sky January 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm

AHHH..it’s like a breath of the tropics all bunched into your new header! LOVE IT LANCE! I could say much about it, but when I look deeply into the font and design, I see tangles and vines of “jungle-ness” all encampassed by the heart. My analogy would be the messiness of life is always where we really really LIVE, in that journey…in reaching up above the tree tops in the crazy jungle….in our heart space.

Wonderful, lovely, and all the better because YOU make it so with your wise words, encouragement and creative spirit. You are like the sherpa of the jungle, Lance, and I’m happy to follow you:)
Best of luck on this new adventure. Can’t wait to see where it take you, and all of us who follow you deep into the jungle!
Love,
Jen
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:36 am

Jen,
WOW…I just completely LOVE that –> “breath of the tropics”!!!

And – that’s it!! This space is about connecting to our heart center, even with all the messiness (and the joys too!) that are our path through this life… (I love how you stated it!)

I’m *happy* that YOU are here – you are truly a breath of fresh air, of love, and of care in this world…in my world…

Love to you…always,
Lance

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Tabitha January 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Lance, I LOVE the new look of your space! This has always been like a retreat for me and now that’s stronger than ever. I have done public speaking a few times, but I want it to become more prominent in my life. There I said it aloud and it feels good! (=

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:38 am

Tabitha,
Thank you so much!!

And – so AWESOME!! YOU!! Sharing this plan for public speaking – out loud!! Tabitha, you have such a beautiful message that you share, and what a wonderful way this would be to reach even more people! I’m cheering you on!!

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meleah rebeccah January 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Hi Lance! I’m very excited about your new blog. Thanks for always lifting my spirits!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:38 am

Meleah,
Hi!!!! So great to see you here today!!

And thank YOU for your beautiful support!!

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Jody - Fit at 53 January 31, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Love the post & looking forward to so much more from you AND me! 🙂
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 5:39 am

Jody,
Big, big thanks!!!

Yes, here’s to much more ahead!! Keep shining, awesome friend!

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Tess The Bold Life January 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Lance,
Congratulations on all of your hard and dedicated work…inside and out. Shine on. I’m woo hoo’tin’ for ya. We can change our paint and colors on the canvas of life any time we want! Isn’t life grand? xoxo
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:24 am

Tess,
Life IS grand!!

And here’s to painting our canvas in the colors that reach from our heart (I know you are there!).

Thanks Tess…you’re awesome!!

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Tess The Bold Life January 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm

One more thing…I think you should sell t-shirts, cups and posters with that new image you have up there!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:25 am

Hmmmm….you have me thinking!!!

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Patricia January 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I tied up my shoelaces and I’m stepping out with you – looking forward to the new and like this design.

I feel blessed that you share so much with your reader and reach out to keep us moving forward on our own journey.

I was afraid today, because a family member is in huge need and I am trying to figure out how to keep blogging and how much do I need to be involved in his transition. I do not want to give myself away any more and your post added courage to my resolution. Thank you. I might even be able to progress?
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:27 am

Patricia,
Yes, steps…even if they’re not exactly perfect…they are. And they are, because they have us taking that journey. And the funny thing is – these steps might sometimes be much more internal than external. In this case, it might look like we’re not traveling the journey, when indeed we are very much…

And to your gifts to your family member right now – when you listen to your heart…it knows. I wish you much peace in all that lies ahead…

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Michelle @ Following Your Joy January 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Lance!

Congratulations on a 2.0 launch. Awesome! The new look and feel beautifully complements your message – it’s so “from the heart,” deep, meaningful…and fun! And you’ve got an e-book; that is way too cool. Congratulations, my friend!

Thank you for continuing to be a bright light in all of our lives. We love and appreciate you!

Your buddy,
Michelle
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

Michelle,
Hey buddy!!!! Stepping out…it’s within us all! So today, I choose to do that more fully, more “me”, more…

Thanks so, so much for your support and even more…for your beautiful friendship.

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Lynn January 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Your enthusiasm just might be catching, Lance! I like what you are doing. Shine on.
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

Hey Lynn!!
Yes!!!! Here’s to ALL of us shining!

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Adrienne January 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Lance, LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look! As others have said, you can definitely see and feel the heart, love, and energy radiating from this site. To be honest that was always there, but I do feel like the new look more accurately reflects the feel I get when reading your work or chatting with you. I can’t even tell you how much I love your header! Are you open to sharing your designer?? They could be getting lots of business after this! 😉

Also, I have no idea why I wasn’t already signed up for your emails, but I’m about to be now! I look forward to seeing what’s inside this new ebook of yours. 🙂 Chat soon!!!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

Adrienne,
You…are sweet, sweet, sweet!!!

I really love how this turned out – and how it feels deeply aligned with what I see in this place. And the thing is – the new header is not at all what I was planning (which is so cool, too). I used a service called 99designs. Their business model is not that I work with one designer, but that any designer can submit designs – and then I worked with all of them to tweak and refine. Very cool process – so many designs that came out of this!

Well…you were probably not signed up for the emails because I have only had this out there since late December…so it is fairly new.

Anyway, so GREAT hearing for YOU!!

Happy Shiny Tuesday!

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Dot January 31, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Your new logo is gorgeous! This site looks great! Congratulations on Jungle 2.0.
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:53 am

Dot,
Thank you!!!

It feels really good to get this “out there”!!

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Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny January 31, 2011 at 1:37 pm

As always, the best is yet to come! I’m so happy to be going along with you on our journey through life. I like being in the jungle with you 🙂
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:54 am

Cheryl,
I *love* having you along in this jungle!! You are a STAR!!

Thanks so, so much!

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Caroline January 31, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Congrats Lance!! I love the look, the feel, and the message. You continue to inspire me and make me look inward. So glad to be on this wonderful journey of life with you!!! xo
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:54 am

Caroline,
You are so sweet!! (thank YOU!!)

And…it’s a deep honor to both have you along here, and to call you friend…

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Adrenalynn January 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Lovelovelove this. The header is gorgeous, and you are as awesome as ever. YOU SHINE!!!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:55 am

Lynn,
Hey there, shiny one!!! You rock, cupcake!!!

(thank YOU!!!)

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Laura Neff - Life Leadership Coach January 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Lance!!! WOOHOO!!!

“Today I am choosing to step more fully into that brilliance that is ME.” YES!!!

2.0 rocks. YOU rock. Thank you for daring to shine more brightly so that WE may shine more brightly! Can’t wait to watch this space…and you, and us…GROW!

Big hugs,
Laura 🙂

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

Laura!!!
Woo-Hoo!!! I love it!! I *love* your enthusiasm!! And I’m deeply grateful for your presence and guidance. You are a gift…

Hugs and jungle fun!!
Lance

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Chrisy January 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I’m feeling inspired! And shiny! Thank you. : )
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:58 am

Chrissy,
You ARE shiny!!!!

Thanks so, so much for being here!

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Julie Ellis January 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Lance,
This new look of yours just flows so perfectly into all that you share here.
I see and feel the inspiration and love that flows, and continues to grow here at the Jungle!

Your heart and soul shines through… giving me new insights on the journey towards my {true peak}.

Lets continue to grow together… 🙂
Much love to you & congratulations!
Julie

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

Julie,
It is such a gift to have you here, to be touched by your presence, and to travel this journey together. You are love and light in my world…

Love to you always, dear friend…
Lance
xoxo

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Hilda January 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Love the new look Lance. And congratulations on claiming your power, you amazing creature you!!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

Hilda,
Hey there, awesome buddy!!! Thank YOU!!!!

And…speaking of AMAZING…that’s SO you!!

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Stacey January 31, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Lance,

You are such a shining, loving and kind soul! The beauty of your site, the new header, and energy reflects that perfectly! I love the heart focus of your new header, it is so peaceful and moving at the same time!

Thank you for this beautiful post, it is inspirational to me in many ways. I too feel a new energy has started in my life, and this was a great reflection of that! I think 2011 is going to be a big year of new energy, and I look forward to seeing how it manifests in everyones lives!

Keep shining bright Lance!!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:42 am

Stacey,
You, dear friend, are such a sweet, sweet soul…

And it’s so deeply good to have you here today.

“Manifest” –> a word that has special meaning in my life right now, so reading what you wrote – just that much more touching. YES!!! 2011 will be an amazing year!!

Happy Shiny Day!!

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KCLAnderson (Karen) January 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I shine, you shine, we all shine for…ice shine?

I’m honored to be taking the journey with you!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

Karen,
Mmmm…ice shine!!! That’s pretty fitting around here today!!

You DO shine!!! And I’m honored to have you here…

Thanks!!! You’re AWESOME!!

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Delena Silverfox@Coupon Codes January 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Hey Lance! The new look is absolutely beautiful and joyous! Everything about this post is beautiful and joyous, too. It’s difficult not to be inspired after reading it and being reminded of our own awesomeness!

Delena
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:44 am

Delena,
Thank YOU!!!

Yes…that’s it…we all have something amazing to offer this world!! And that is all sorts of awesome!!!

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Eliza January 31, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Right on!!!! Love the new look!!! Love the business services!!!

Love you!!!

Keep on being you, Lance.
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:44 am

Eliza,
Thanks!! Thanks!!! Thanks!!!!

Love you too!!!

Here’s to an amazing journey for each of us…

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Evelyn Lim January 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I like your new header logo. It has more fluidity and flow in it. It’s great that you’re stepping up! Wishing you every success!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:46 am

Evelyn,
Thank you!!

I too, really love the flow of the new logo, and how it feels with everything here at this site.

And…so glad to be traveling this journey with you…

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Julie January 31, 2011 at 6:37 pm

You’re doing it! Lance, I just knew this was where you were heading. The Jungle 2.0 is just the next step. Before you know it, you’ll be somewhere you’d not have dreamed of just a few years ago. You’re listening and hearing, and now you’re putting it all in action. You’re marvelous, Lance, and I know you’ll have the time of your life! PS: I really like the new look. 🙂
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Julie,
So, so great to have you here…cheering me on!! You are so, so amazingwonderfulsuperdelicious!!!

Life is grand, isn’t it!! When we put ourselves in motion, listening to our heart….beautiful things begin to happen…

And…thank YOU!!!!

Big, big hugs!!

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Henway January 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm

While I don’t believe that life has any meaning, it is definitely worth living, and there are many things to appreciate about life. I look forward to reading more posts – I love the new design so far ^_^
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Henway,
This life…it is uniquely ours. And that is so worth living. While I certainly don’t have all the answers, I know that this life is a pretty special one. And that’s something I’m holding onto as the journey continues….

Thanks so much for all your wonderful support.

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Gina ( @goodthingz) January 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Love the bright new look and feel here! You are inspiring Lance; thanks for being you!

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Gina!!!
It is so, so GREAT to see you here!!

Thank you, very deeply, for ALL that you have given me. I’m blessed to know you…

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Yum Yucky January 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Lance, you are one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known. Your spirit shines so bright. 🙂
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Josie,
You are truly so, so sweet. I’m touched by what you have shared…and I’m reaching out to give you a great big BEAR HUG!!!!

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Dandy January 31, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Hi Lance,
This is so gorgeous. I think it’s great you encourage people to embrace themselves and to be more of themselves! You are a beautiful person Lance!!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Dandy,
Okay…and you bring just this great big smile to my face. Thank you. Thank you for the beautiful and caring words you share…always. I’m honored to know you…

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Ewa January 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Lance, you made me cry… thank you
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Ewa,
I just want you to know that what you have shared here…it touches me deeply. Thank you. And peace…always…

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Michelle January 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Dear Lance.,

When I read this: “Today I am choosing to step more fully into that brilliance that is ME” I thought, wow, what if all of us made this decision…what would our world look like? It’s mind blowing, really! Thank you for being an inspiration to me. And congrats on Jungle 2.0.

Best , Michelle
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Michelle,
Thank you so much for highlighting the line that you did. Because – it’s one thing for me to say it…and another for me to LIVE it. Today, I choose to live those words more fully.

And it is so, so wonderful to have you here today! You are AWESOME!!

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Zeenat{Positive Provocations} January 31, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Hey Awesome Shiny Glowy Dude! I love the new look(the superbly designed header)..I love the new ebook…and I love you so much. Your being shines and the warmth is felt across oceans 🙂
Thank you for making/creating this Beautiful Jungle where we can come, share and shine with you. You empower beyond words my friend.
So Much Love,
Z~
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Zeenat,
Sweet, wonderful, amazing, lovely Zeenat!! I AM glowing right now…with your sweet words!

And I just want you to know how much your beautiful support and caring friendship have meant to me. You are truly a gift in my life…

I LOVE you, and I love all that you give to this world!

Hugs,
Lance

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Jannie Funster February 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

Yep, I’m so brilliant I don’t even need a light to read my computer keyboard in this still-dark morning.

Shiny, shiny.

Great new graphic, Lance!!! Very jungly grean and clean.

You know what I like best about this whole 2.0 stuff?? That YOU are still the one who’s behind it all. THAT makes my heart shine, you super-super awesome human, you!

xoxo
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Jannie,
Woohoo!! I ALWAYS knew you were bright! No…I take that back. I always knew you were bright and shiny and filled with moonbeams!! (of course, I was thinking about how your light reaches out to the Universe!!)

Jungly-green –> ooh, I love that!!

Yep, I’m sticking around here!! How could I leave…I would miss you wayyyyy too much!!

xoxoxxoo

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Andrew @ Blogging Guide February 1, 2011 at 5:43 am

I like this because you are what you believe you are. I am brilliant!!

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Andrew,
YES…you ARE brilliant!!

And so am I!!

Rockin’!!

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Cammy@TippyToeDiet February 1, 2011 at 7:46 am

Awesome post, Lance, and thank you for recognizing my brilliance. (I was beginning to think I was the only one.:)) Thank you even more for realizing your own brilliance and letting it shine!shine!shine!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Cammy,
Well, this is just completely awesome and all sorts of wonderful to have you here today!!!!

Ha!!!

Yes, you ARE brilliant!! And shining all sorts of awesome!! And beautiful!! And amazing!!!

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Sandy Salle February 1, 2011 at 8:31 am

Lance, you are a wonderful inspiration! I always tell myself that there are choices in life and I can choose to either sit back and watch life pass by, or step into my brilliance and grab the reins of life!

Best,

Sandy

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Sandy,
It’s so wonderful to see you here today!

And…you…you shine at living life!! And at taking those steps into life, into living, into being…and it is all so, so beautiful.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support!

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Holly Latty-Mann February 1, 2011 at 10:18 am

Your new look is soooo YOU, Lance – it gives positive energy!
Holly

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Lance February 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Holly,
Mmmmm….you bring BIG smiles to me!! Today…and always!!

Keep shining, dear one…

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Audra Krell February 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

Congratulations on the launch of 2.0! Love the new logo, I know you stepped out in faith, beginning your journey to your new look with a single step and pressed on even when you couldn’t see the outcome! Very inspiring – way to go!
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Audra,
Thank YOU!!!!

And yes – so true. This was a stepping out, not knowing exactly where the journey would lead. It was also, though, a stepping out, while listening to my heart….and that felt so, so right….

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Angelia Sims Hardy February 1, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Lance!
Congrats on the new Jungle 2.0 – it is fabbbbbulous! I love your shine series and everything you are doing to help others. What a journey to the peak you have been on. I know the view is amazing and you deserve it. I look forward to more bigger and brighter adventures.

Good stuff. Great work.
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Angelia,
Thank you so, so much!!

And it’s been wonderful having you along on this journey. What a gift you are!!

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Liara Covert February 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

You exist to remind everyone the love they are is mirrored in everything they do or do not do. Thanks for being who you are and choosing to share the joy.
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Liara,
Your words always reach deep within. Thank you so much for your support and care.

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Davina Haisell February 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Congrats on the new launch, Lance. I just love your enthusiasm and your dedication to continuing the journey. You’re unstoppable! 🙂
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Lance February 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Davina,
Thank you!!

Unstoppable!! <-- I love it!! Here's to an amazing journey ahead...for you, for me, for everyone...

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Tim February 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

Hi Lance:

I’m sorry to be getting here late…but I’m wishing you the best with Jungle of Life 2.0. I know it’s not always easy to change and tweak something that’s going pretty good…but I know you’ll pull it off. Also, I look forward to sitting down and reading the eBook. Thank you as always for writing words that inspire and motivate all of us!
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Lance February 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Tim,
It’s great having you here!! And thank YOU for the well wishes!!

Yes, there are going to be tweaks here that change what has been working. And I suppose that is all part of the journey…

Thanks for your friendship and support!

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janice | Sharing the Journey February 2, 2011 at 9:35 am

Good luck with phase 2 – great to see you thriving! Love the new header/logo and wish you all kinds of happiness, here and everywhere your heart reaches. I’ve been offline for a while as I meandered, explored and rested on my own journey, so it was nice to pop back here and see so many familiar faces.

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Lance February 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Janice!!!
So, so GREAT to see you here today!! Good for you – taking time to explore YOUR journey…and to rest in there, too.

Thank YOU so much for the kind comments! This really feels “right”…

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rob white February 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

Looking good Lance! Congratulations on the new site. I am looking forward to more marvelous articles shining on in the Jungle.
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Lance February 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Rob,
Thanks much!!!

And that’s the plan – shining stuff from this place!!! Of course, with friends like you – inspiration is so, so close! You rock!

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Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord February 2, 2011 at 11:32 am

Lance, what an honor to witness your journey, and be a guest here in this heart-centered space. You encourage me to continue walking toward my truest self, through all the peaks and valleys. And on days when I cannot walk, you come and sit by my side. Thank you, dear friend. Thank you!
I love this new look, feel, and all things JUNGLE~!

Awesome, superb, exciting, inspiring — like you!
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Lance February 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Megan,
It is truly an honor to travel this journey with your dear and caring friendship.

Megan, I continue to watch you unfold in deeply beautiful ways. And that, that is a gift to me.

So…as we continue through the JUNGLE, let’s swing on some vines, venture down some unknown paths, and just continue to SHINE! (you do!)

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Vincent Nguyen February 3, 2011 at 11:11 am

Wow Lance,

Congrats on your 2.0 launch and I commend you on the new look of the site.
Very clean and has very nice flow to the design.
Keep on doing amazing positive impact Lance…I am always checking out your site for creative positivity.

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Lance February 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Vincent,
Thanks so, so much!!

It’s great to have you here, and I look forward to watching your journey unfold…

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~ Bern ~ February 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm

You are always looking Great Lance!

We all seem to have gone from investigating concepts and ideas on spirituality, metaphysics, philosophy, and psychology to a place of sharing to others what has been working for us personally as we dissolve the barriers to find and feel more expansive views towards living a healthier life.

Soon we shall all take a step in the direction that you have Lance, where we share our ongoing inspirations and creativity where nothing needs resolving or fixing. Many are near the edge of truly living their lives on the edge of their levitating seats.
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Lance February 4, 2011 at 8:08 am

Bern,
Big, big thanks to YOU!!!

I find, very much, that this is all part of the evolution of me…the words I share here on this site. And that evolution, that progression has brought to where I am today.

Taking these steps with you (…even onto a ledge!!) is so, so good.

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FatFighterTV February 3, 2011 at 11:38 pm

The new look is lookin’ good, Lance! Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA lately. Hope to be back here more often.
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Lance February 4, 2011 at 8:09 am

Sahar,
Thanks!!!!

And…no worries. Whenever it works for you to be, that’s great. And just now…it is ALWAYS great having you here!

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Stephanie Quilao February 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Wow! LOVE IT!!! I especially adore your new tagline, “a journey toward your true peak.” More fitting for me now since I live in Phoenix and one of the things I love most here is the desert terrain with the mountains and red rock.

Shine on my friend 😀
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Lance February 4, 2011 at 8:11 am

Steph,
Woohoo!!! Thank YOU!!!

The words “true peak” are ones that are very much ringing true for me right now…and if I can somehow share that with others, what a gift that is.

By the way, the Phoenix area is gorgeous!! (next time I’m there, we WILL meet!!)

Happy Friday, super shiny awesome friend!!

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Jannie Funster February 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Okay, where’s our Sunday thought for the day??!!

Come on Sunday, come on Sunday!!

Hurry UP!

🙂

Xxoo
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Lance February 6, 2011 at 5:30 am

Jannie,
Oooohh…changes this week.

(hmmm…he wonders….will this seem really different??)

Happy Sunday, awesome one!!!
xoxoxxooxxoo

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Naomi Estment February 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

WAY TO GO, Lance!! Love Jungle 2.0 and THANK YOU for the fabulous ebook!!

SHINE on, you crazy diamond! 😀
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Lance February 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Thanks Naomi!! You are AWESOME!!!!

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Debbie @ Happy Maker February 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Thank for the inspiration Lance. Life is great and this isn’t a practice, so live it in the fullest and don’t look back. As a farmer would say when in is field, “When you look back the row isn’t straight any more, so never look back if you want a straight row.” Life is like that.
By the way I do like the new look. thanks again.
Debbie

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Lance February 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Debbie,
Here’s to looking forward, and truly LIVING life!!!

Thanks so much for your support!!

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Quinn W February 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I love this, your enthusiasm bubbles off the page!!

We just explored this in my yoga class this afternoon: will you be the victim or the hero? Will you choose to step into the shoes of a hero and use your laser focus to create and uncover the real YOU? Or will you slouch and fall under the false shield of negative thoughts. It’s a choice to step into the brilliance that is us (yes: I am BRILLIANT!!), and we must use our concentration and awareness to further shift ourselves into that place.

I wasn’t here to see your old design, but I adore the new one from just being here one day. I believe the space we create in return creates us. We are created as the space is created. The space can be your bedroom decoration our your blog design. It’s a place to discover a new US that is bursting to come into the world. I love that you burst with branches and hearts!!!

~Q
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Lance February 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Quinn,
So, so wonderful having you here!

I’ve just within the last year began practicing yoga – and what a truly beautiful thing for body, mind, and spirit. I’m thinking about it right now, and how I just touch upon all of this during my sessions. There IS brilliance within each of us…and how amazing and awesome that is! YES! You ARE brilliant!!

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on the design here – I *love* how this is – the heart, the vine, life…

Much love,
Lance

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Priya @ Goa Carnival February 28, 2011 at 5:35 am

Hi Lance,

Pretty interesting and true post. I like it very much. Man can achieve everything but he need to be focused and confident.
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Lance February 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

Priya,
With focus, even if we wander, we wander with a purpose. And I believe focus also very much speaks to the voice in our heart…and letting that shine is a true gift!

Thanks so much for being here!

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