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Words to live by

What motivates me? Why do I seek to live intimately with my own life and the world? The most truthful answer to this is the simplest: because I have to. I am compelled by some deep hunger of the soul, driven by a desire that will not leave me alone, to live life to the fullest. And I know this does not mean working endlessly, accomplishing the most, or consuming the greatest amount and variety of things and experiences. It means tasting each mouthful, feeling each breath, listening to each song, being awake and aware of each moment as it unfolds.

~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Author of “The Invitation”

What a ride!

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, “WOW, what a ride!””

Quoted by Melanie Heacox, a Naturalist on board the National Geographic Explorer, while crossing the Drake Passage