❝ We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
Love is too much pain and trouble. I’m going to wait until I find someone who will love me more than everyone else, and someone who I can trust and love more than everyone else. Anyone else is just not worth the trouble.
❝ Since possessions, sensual pleasures, and physical life itself are all transient, suffering can be overcome only by acknowledging the transience of all things and all relations, and living in mindfulness of that transience.
- UN World Happiness Report
❝ She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.’
I miss the person I am when I’m travelling
The Impossible Refugee Boat Lift to Christmas Island
More than a thousand refugees have died trying to reach Christmas Island. But faced with unbearable conditions at home, they keep coming.
two journalists went undercover to take the journey from Indonesia to Australia, this is heartbreaking
❝ It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
❝ Be — don’t try to become