August 3, 2019

Walking Barefoot, July 2019

Life is a process. I have to do more to embrace that fact than procrastinate. Facing the massive imperfections that delayed my present self and complicated early life is necessary to abandon ego, which is a crucial goal since we are selfish beings.

July 27, 2019

Route of the Hiawatha, June 2019

The world sometimes feels like an insane asylum. You can decide whether you want to be an inmate or pick up your visitor’s badge.

July 20, 2019

Washing Rice, July 2019

We may never understand why we are here — and maybe there is no reason. Sometimes I forget the beauty in life is in the awareness and not the execution. That’s because relativity negates all meaning, and it’s why every moment is worth a memory.

July 13, 2019

Ferns, Sequoia National Park, May 2019

Just like birds that leave no tracks in the air,
there are those whose minds do not cling
to temptations that are offered to them.
Their focus is the signless state of liberation,
which to others is indiscernible.
— AJAHN MUNINDO

July 6, 2019

My past values were substantially different than they are now because I assumed religion’s value system was necessary. Basically that means the fear of god scared me into submission… I mean, hell is scary. But the ‘why’ is not so important to me, nowadays I just wonder why I gave my environment so much power.

June 29, 2019

Impermanence, it’s so permanently with me

And it’s why I understand

It’s not forever you’ll be with me

June 22, 2019

I constantly get out of my comfort zone. Looking cool is the easiest way to mediocrity. The coolest guy in my high school ended up working in a carwash. Once you push yourself into something new, a whole new world of opportunities opens up. But you might get hurt — in fact you will get hurt. But amazingly when you heal , you are somewhere you’ve never been.

June 15, 2019

Navarro Point California, May 2019

About three years ago I took an image like this off the coast of Oregon. They are both good examples of the remarkable beauty we often take for granted. Tomorrow will look the same, but I don’t care because the clock is ticking.

June 8, 2019

Near Priest Lake Idaho, May 2019

No one has helped me more in my personal development, and she didn’t even try.  I often feel helpless that I can never repay her for begin in my life, which makes me sad but motivated.

June 1, 2019

Midnight Sun on Bedroom Wall, July 2019

With all of the planning, scouting, and packing, moving as many times as we do might seem like a chore if you don’t understand why we do it. We have never regretted our decision to live as semi-nomads, but I’ll admit, there were aspects to the lifestyle we did not understand when we decided to live on the road and not to settle in one locale for long.

May 25, 2019

Technology and development are meant to ease the burden of living, but all it does is give us the opportunity to contemplate other people’s problems, or envy the neighbors, or think about the meaning of our existence. Despite its romantic facade of improvement, advancement is really just a waste of our time.

May 18, 2019

The Buddha wants us to understand that when it comes to the most profound aspects of our lives, we are the ones who have the authority; it is up to us whether we see the world clearly and live with contentment, or see it through clouds of confusion and struggle.