This page is for any little gem (self-help articles, quotes, travel tips, life-navigation tools, etc.) that I am inspired and motivated by.
FOREVER a work in progress, as I’ve said. Hope you find some meaning in them too!
I had always believed in André Breton’s freedom, to write as one thinks, in the order and disorder in which one feels and thinks, to follow sensations and absurd correlations of events and images, to trust to the new realms they lead one into. “The cult of the marvelous.” Also the cult of the unconscious leadership, the cult of mystery, the evasion of false logic. The cult of the unconscious as proclaimed by Rimbaud. It is not madness. It is an effort to transcend the rigidities and the patterns made by the rational mind. – Anaïs Nin
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu
“The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out.” – Unknown
“Fear is a worry about the future, which doesn’t exist.” – Leo Babauta
“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babauta
These are books I hope to be able to check off as time goes on, and the list continues to build:
- Present over Perfect – Shauna Niequist
- How We Love – Milan & Kay Yerkovich
- Start with Why – Simon Sinek
- The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
- Give & Take – Adam Grant
- Nothing to Prove – Jennie Allen
These are reminders to myself, as well as all of you ❤ send me some more to add and help me out!
- Empty your mind of preconceived ideas about the activity, and just be curious about what the activity is actually like, right now, as it unfolds. Allow yourself to be surprised (cred: Leo Babauta – Zen Habits).
- See the brilliance of each moment, of each activity, that underlies everything around us (cred: Leo Babauta – Zen Habits).
- Most people on working holidays (Brits, Germans, Canadians, the French, Swedes, Italians… you get the idea) chose to travel and work simultaneously. It is super easy to find work in Australia (as long as you’re willing to do a few odd jobs here and there) and moving around gives you a great sense of the entire country. Not knowing how long you’ll be somewhere or where you’ll go next gives you the true ‘backpacker’ experience and the freedom to just go with the flow and do whatever feels right. You show up day one, thinking you’ll stay in city X for 4 weeks or so and work in a restaurant, but then you meet these amazing Irish travelers and they know of a job on a yacht that’s sailing from Cairns in a week, do you want to come? Of course you do. Fuck city X, it’ll be there when you get back. Let’s go sailing with these Irish blokes. Not being tied to a certain plan or home base really gives you a great, freeing, truly backpacker-esque experience (cred: Lindy! 🙂)