Love is life’s most beautiful and amazing mystery. It paves paths to indescribable euphoria, heartbreak, and everything in between. Many relationships begin passionately—finding ways to show love is easy, because you’re caught up in a whirl of poignant emotion and fiery romance.
Have you ever found yourself settled so deeply into a routine that dealing with change frightens you? Have you ever decided to go for it in spite of the fear, and found that the change dramatically improved your life? If not, it can be truly liberating.
Open-mindedness is a quality that we hear about constantly. We see it in self-help books and we hear it while we’re in the midst of arguments. It’s easy to agree that being open minded is a good thing, but what exactly can it do for us?
Do you have a thirst for adventure, but an empty wallet? Welcome to the club—so do millions of young people. Young adults are at the best time in our lives to see the world, but for so many of us, it seems impossible.
When reality doesn’t match up to our expectations, it’s all too easy to give up on that life-changing love we used to idealize. It’s too easy to dull the pain of heartbreak by telling ourselves that the vibrant, fiery, ardent love we see in movies simply doesn’t exist.
“Let no one when young delay to study philosophy, nor when he is old grow weary of his study. For no one can come too early or too late to secure the health of his soul.”
It’s a common issue that those who dedicate their time to making others’ lives easier often feel dissatisfied where they are. While it feels wonderful to do good deeds and to know that you’re helping others, it’s that much better when you don’t need to sacrifice your own well-being simultaneously.
Traveling is one of those things that makes life worth living. We’re lucky to be able to speed across enormous distances in virtually no time at all, to have the opportunity to truly see the world, to experience various cultures, and to open our minds.
Have you ever looked up at the stars at night and been hit with the sudden realization that you are an indescribably tiny part of an vast, expansive universe? I have. Realizing that so much exists beyond your world can be scary, but it can also be inspiring.
Do you want to stop trudging through a monotonous life, worrying about insignificant matters and unable to fully enjoy what the world has to offer? Mindfulness is your answer. It’s a simple practice, one that only requires mental effort.