“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
– Mother Teresa
“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.
“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.
“What we most need to do is to hear within us the sound of the Earth crying.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’ “
– Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense.”
– Marcus Aurelius