*Originally posted on SingleWomanTravels.tumblr.com
With all that is going on in the world and in Palestine, I want to share some of the images I captured while walking along the streets of Bethlehem in October of 2014.
I won’t say much. I’ll let the photos do the talking.
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Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
Today I live in a society where the use of labels has become prolific. Every minute of every day, each action each person is given a label and grouped together. Individualism is frowned upon. Some people are detered from pushing the envelope.
Travel – local or abroad – is also known as many other words. Escape. Vacation. Break. Holiday. Journey. Pilgrimage. Tour.
She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.
~ Roman Payne, The Wanderess
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out;
and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
~ Virginia Woolf
If we can just let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.
~ Goldie Hawn
When I accept myself, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.
~ Dr. Steve Maraboli
“March 10, 2014, marks the 55th anniversary of 1959 National Uprising against China’s illegal occupation of Tibet, when H.H. the Dalai Lama was forced to flee into exile. It also marks the 6 year anniversary since wide spread protests against Chinese rule swept Tibet in 2008.” ~ This quote is taken from a handout I received on Monday during the annual Tibetan National Uprising Day rally in Toronto, Canada.
Back in October 2008, I traveled to Tibet on a flight from Kathmandu, Nepal, stayed there for 7 days and traveled overland back to Nepal. It was an extremely memorable experience for me. The natural landscape was stunning while surveying the remnants of old Tibet broke my heart. Continue reading
Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh