bio: freedom fighter • love(r) • world traveler • truth seeker • sunset chaser
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the stars, and maybe
the echo of my words will
be written for you
in the clouds by
all i am trying
to say is
I will love you
through the darkness.
— @christopherpoindexter 🌄
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” After watching a few episodes of Cosmos yesterday I'm reminded of Mr. Einstein's pure genius, his connection to nature and his extraordinary level of consciousness. What a beautiful soul. 💜
This statue guards one of the Chinese Buddhist temples on the island of Penang, off of the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia. One of my favorite things about Malaysia is the diversity in predominant cultures, which has allowed me to experience authentic Chinese street food, temples, customs, traditions, language and more without traveling to China. Falling in love with Chinese-Malaysian culture has given me a whole new perspective on the Chinese that I never had while growing up in the states, and I can't wait to experience China for myself!
#MyChinaExperience @passionpassport @cathaypacific
When you hike two hours alongside one of the most gorgeous mountain ranges in America to your left and a pristine turquoise blue lake to your right, stumble upon some hidden falls, meet a Christian minister from your home state and discuss the power of universal love, the magnificence of nature, and how you both find so much peace when connecting with this gorgeous phenomenon we call Earth.
That's what I call a perfect day. 🙏🏼
My heart is filled to the brim with joy as I read the outpourings of love and kindness shared with me over the last couple of days.
You all have reminded me how many wonderful humans I've had the pleasure of connecting with in this lifetime, especially over the last few years. Your souls shine so brightly, illuminating my days and bringing the biggest smile to my face!
I am so grateful for each and every one of you, because whether you realize it or not, through our friendships and experiences with one another, you have ultimately contributed to my growth and soul evolution — and that is one of the best gifts I could ever hope for.
I've never been one to make a big deal out of my birthday or go out of my way to gain attention from it... I can't even remember the last time I celebrated it! I was honestly surprised by how many unexpected yet thoughtful messages I received, which all served as a reminder of how brightly our souls shine when we truly connect and share love with one another.
My greatest wish would be that every single one of you join me for sunset and a coconut on one of these little islands I've called home over the last year and a half... But because that is unlikely, I do wish each of you find happiness and peace wherever you may be in this moment, with whatever you may be doing and whoever you are with.
I will ask for one little gift for my birthday, and I promise it's nothing crazy or undoable. :) Whoever is sitting closest to you right now — connect with them. Reach out, smile, hold their hand, give them a hug, share a laugh, ask them how they're really doing and listen with an open heart to their response. Tell them how much they mean to you, and show them you mean it. Especially if it's a stranger.
I can nearly count on one hand the number of family members we've lost in the last couple of months (and those we almost lost as well), and if I've been reminded of anything, it is how fleeting our lives are. It sounds cliche, but it is absolute truth that our lives can be over at any moment and I simply cannot know that and not feel an obligation to connect with and love on as many people as possible.