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The Woods

. . And though I’m here trapped within the woods with their snares wrapped around me . . . I looked up to the sky, and see the sun above.

And I know, that everything is going to be alright.

//Photo taken by me, at Hakone, Japan.

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Life ;

Why would anyone want to be courageous when it’s so much easier to just give up?

To run away. To disappear.
To look in the mirror. To look at life.
To frown. To turn away.

People are mean sometimes. And the world could be a real tough place. But perhaps, the meanest of all critiques and the harshest of all accusers lie within ourselves.

I heard that failure is a bruise, and not a tattoo. And it won’t stay on you for long… unless you beat yourself over and over again.

And isn’t this true?

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“What makes you think you deserve more, if you can’t appreciate what you have right now?”

We don’t necessarily have to accept the status quo.

We don’t have to surrender or give up striving for something more.

We just have to learn to be thankful.

Always.

//A question that I’ve heard from a friend, which made me pause and ponder. And I think it’s a good question to ask, from time to time.

No Comfort in Comfort

It is not light that we need, but fire.
It is not the gentle shower, but thunder.
We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
-Frederick Douglass

 Sometimes I wonder if plowing hard for work is worth it. And I often dream that I can escape to a faraway land, live in the midst of a beautiful green rice field or the ocean, spending my days doing nothing but collecting seashells. And how wonderful and carefree would that be?

But then I remind myself that humans are designed to do work. We are gifted with intelligence in order to solve problems, blessed with creativity in order to create, and empowered with the strength to run a race of endurance… If we choose to.

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