“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
– Khalil Gibran
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
– Henri J.M. Nouwen
“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.
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
“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.