The here and now, and the impermanence of things

“[…] Another key to cultivating resilience is knowing in which time to live. Both Buddhism and Stoicism remind us that the present is all that exists, and it is the only thing we can control. Instead of worrying about the past or the future, we should appreciate things just as they are in the moment,…

Finding fond memories

I’m looking through some old boxes my folks brought me from Portugal, when they drove over a couple years back. Yeah, they moved there and it’s just been an absolute blessing. Anyways, I find this book I haven’t read since 2000… it’s called Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It’s a stunning story, full of history…

Meditations: you only live once…

“Forever is composed of nows.” ~ Emily Dickinson   “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs   “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt  …

loving these motivational quotes

The struggle you’re in today, is developing the strength you need tomorrow. Don’t give up.     Success is never owned, it’s rented, and the rent is due every day.     Of course I struggle. I just don’t quit.     Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by…

the happiness of always being busy

“You can play the game and you can act out the part, even though you know it wasn’t written for you. Tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart ashamed of playing the fool?” Shower the People, James Taylor

ready for change?

no one changes unless they want to. not if you beg them. not if you shame them. not if you use reason, emotion, or tough love. there’s only one thing that makes someone change: their own realisation that they need to do it. and there’s only one time it will happen: when they decide they’re…

quote: David Bowie

i watch the ripples change their size but never leave the stream of warm impermanence

meditations

“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”   I was having a conversation over the weekend at a friend’s birthday gathering. We were discussing housing in Luxembourg, and the fact that a lot of first-time buyers can’t actually afford the housing in the city.  I mentioned my own housing situation and the fact that…

lessons from a tree

if you feel like you’re losing everything, just remember that trees lose their leaves every year, and they stand tall, content, waiting for better days to come. JojoBean xx Written and photographic content is © All rights are reserved.