wcw – fearlessness

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

– Helen Keller

 

Everything good in life requires fearlessness – a leap of faith, that trust fall into the world, the ability to throw yourself into the universe just to see what it gives back.

People who sit quietly, watching the world pass them by, squandering chance after chance to experience life…that is the nothing.  Those are the people who wake up at fifty and wonder where time has gone.

Make your life a daring adventure.

Sunday Snapshot: roaming free

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Kauai, Hawaii

The roosters roam free near Spouting Horn,
ignoring tourists who come to gawk
and take endless pictures
of the ocean.
They peck the ground patiently,
intent on lunch,
oblivious to children's feet
thundering past
with cries of "Careful!"
in the air.
Women open their stalls nearby,
setting up wares
while reckless visitors
lean too far over the fence,
craning their necks to catch
a single glimpse
of water flying
fifty feet high.
They come to see spectacular beauty
but rush right past
the gorgeous creatures
at their feet.

- ljh 2/1/17

wcw – meeting myself in the world

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

– David Mitchell

Travel is one of life’s truest teachers.  When I step out of my world and into the space around me I’m free – I let go of my day to day and open myself up to the possibilities.  It’s a chance to see the world for what it really is instead of its portrayal in magazines, news stories, or Facebook.

It’s when I find space in my heart for the truth that I finally meet myself.

wcw – the beauty of coming back

“Why do you go away?  So that you can come back.  So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.  And the people there see you differently, too.  Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

– Terry Pratchett