sorry i’m late, professor. im disenchanted with the human experience and waking up every morning thrusts me into an instant existential crisis
Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.
— John Eldredge (via kvtes)
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via thatkindofwoman)
Today, give yourself permission to be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, improbably generous. I promise it will be a blast.
— Sasha Dicter, of Acumen Fund, on Generosity Day (via kvtes)
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
— John Muir (via thepositivelight)
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
— Pico Iyer (via travelling-dreams)