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"Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
Saturday, September 29, 2012
"You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you’re not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn’t a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now."
Anaïs Nin
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The things that matter most will always require greater risk and demand a higher price.
(via Tea & Glitter)

The things that matter most will always require greater risk and demand a higher price.

(via Tea & Glitter)

Monday, April 23, 2012
yogachocolatelove:

Take risks and conquer your fears

If you never face your fear you’ll never know just what you might be missing or how wonderful it may be. Take the plunge.

yogachocolatelove:

Take risks and conquer your fears

If you never face your fear you’ll never know just what you might be missing or how wonderful it may be. Take the plunge.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"Thou who hast faced the darkness within, know this: To seek happiness, one must risk suffering, and to be true to oneself is the greatest risk of all."
A Closed World (via jessigrace)
Monday, October 3, 2011
"Thou who hast faced the darkness within, know this: To seek happiness, one must risk suffering, and to be true to oneself is the greatest risk of all."
A Closed World