Perspective, Quote of the Day, Travel

The balance of extension

No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.

– Lillian Smith

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When I travel, particularly to another country, I have this intense urge to fill up every moment of my schedule with something amazing and exciting. But what I’ve discovered, time and time again, is that I end up falling asleep with a pen in my hand or a finger holding down a key on the computer day after day because I can’t get enough and then I can’t find enough time to process everything I’ve experienced. My plan for the day may be perfectly timed, except for that factor I always seem to forget: the unexpected pleasures along the way. Sometimes it’s a person, or a restaurant, a museum or a setting so exquisite that I can’t resist the urge to stop.

And breathe and engage all my senses and let the moment wash over me; lingering long enough to return in my dreams. Whether on a journey halfway around the world or just outside your front door, another journey is hidden within that holds the potential to be just as rich and exquisite. That extra moment that you take to breathe in the sensation of whatever beautiful distraction you happen upon may be exactly what your inner landscape needs to truly expand and grow.

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Perspective, Quote of the Day, Travel

The risk of doing nothing

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”

-Denis Waitley

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Death, Endurance, Perspective, Quote of the Day, Travel

September 10, 2013

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy;

for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;

we must die to one life before we can enter into another.”

Anatole France

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Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National ParkPrachuap Khiri KhanThailand

Endurance, Quote of the Day, Travel

January 8, 2013

I’m always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -Pablo Picasso

Yoga in HawaiiOn some crazy beautiful hike on Maui…attempting bow pose…and in the lower left corner lies the camera bag that I forgot until I was halfway down the mountain. My legs were a little sore the next day.

Nature, Perspective, Quote of the Day, Travel

December 27, 2012

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”   — Buddha

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Miyajima in 2005. One of my favorite places in the world.

Endurance, Nature, Perspective, Quote of the Day, Travel

December 26, 2012

“The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.”  – Author Unknown

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A flounder hiding on the bottom of the ocean just outside of Cancun. 🙂

Quote of the Day, Travel

December 23, 2012

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

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Nature, Perspective, Quote of the Day, Travel

October 30, 2012

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

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