“Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.”
“I declare this world is so beautiful I can hardly believe it exists.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is solved by walking….
“The wanderers are everywhere.”
“We are infinite.”
“Bring the moon over the meadows
As you settle down the sun,
And we’ll go dancing with the dark,
Racing the rivers where they run.
For the heart always needs places
No-one else knows that you are,
So you may sew yourself anew
Beneath a blanket made of stars.
Then in the morning like all rivers
We’ll find our footprints by the sea,
And at last you will be you
And I finally feel like me.”
“Wilderness helps us preserve our capacity for wonder – the power to feel, if not to see, the miracles of life, of beauty, and of harmony around us.”
-William O. Douglas
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
”I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:
I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.”
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”