Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.
I came across this quote the other day and was immediately struck by it, because it wasn’t a train of thought I had ever considered before. We are so obsessed with becoming something through our experiences, but I kind of like the idea presented here of unbecoming too. Continue reading
“ ‘Go back?’ he thought. ‘No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!’ So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all a patter and a pitter.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit)
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In case you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a bit of a Tolkien enthusiast. I know, SHOCKER!
I can’t help it, I keep coming across his awesome quotes and I can’t help sharing them with you. I have a problem.
This one is classic Tolkien though, it mixes Continue reading
“It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
– Ernest Hemingway
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Awwh, Hemingway, you insightful man, you! I do love this quote. I’m definitely one of those people who strives towards goals and sometimes it’s too easy to get caught up in reaching them, rather than taking time out of the day to enjoy the act of getting there and living in the now. Continue reading