10 Travel and Life Quotes

10 Travel and Life Quotes

So for more than a month, I didn’t travel. And it feels good.

To be honest, I felt like my travel goals are shifting and from my previous long term travel experience, I’m seriously thinking of not traveling anymore.

 

Travel and Life Quote #1:
you cannot serve from an empty vessel


 

I actually traveled to nourish my soul.. but instead, I received stress and discrimination.. But maybe this is just a phase, we’ll see. I still do want to change locations, and experience snow..

 

Travel and Life Quote #2:
i want to live


 

 

But I also have to be mindful of destination addiction. Although, at the present moment, I feel like not going anywhere. It takes getting sick in Malaysia, discrimination treatment in Singapore, and a fight with a friend in Thailand to make me not want to go travel anymore… thank you specially to my fair weather friends in the Philippines, that cured my travel addiction.

Travel and Life Quote #3:
destination addiction


 

But then again, travel has it’s own rewards. I met people whom I won’t be able to meet if I didn’t travel.. like that monk who used to be a Pilot and now, eats once a day only and lives in the forest.

 

Travel and Life Quote #4:
it's who you know


I need to strategize further and meet prospective clients. Otherwise, my 3rd world status will be exploited by those who pay peanuts : )))

Travel and Life Quote #5:
pay peanuts


I also need to remember, money is just one aspect of life.. There are people who have all the material richness, yet when you see their eyes, it’s full of hatred and sorrow.. To be honest, I feel like I’m becoming like them.. on the hatred and sorrow part.

 

Travel and Life Quote #6:
the best things in life


 

How can peace be achieved if our own elite doesn’t know how to experience it… some of them actually makes profit in wars specially when the stock market is down.

Travel and Life Quote #7:
profit in war


So yeah as I’ve said, I’m not sure if I still wanna travel. I just want to work with my projects online, continue to earn money, invest them so it can grow exponentially..

And maybe if I earn enough, I can be offline permanently.. work in my garden, commune with nature, live and die peacefully.

Travel and Life Quote #8:
she is a beautiful piece


Also, I get more love from my dogs and cats specially during feeding time. Also, I have wild birds as room mates who serve as my daily alarm clock.. I have decorated my own life, what more can I ask for.

Travel and Life Quote #9:
plant your own garden


Ultimately, while the world moves forward and the cycle of life continues, in the end, sometimes it doesn’t even matter..

Travel and Life Quote #10:
travel and tell no one

Life and Travel Quotes

Life and Travel Quotes

Hey there. ^_^ Miss me? If yes, thanks, I miss ranting too. If no, why are you still here? :P

The silence was a needed break so I can re-align myself to my true purpose.. so i can tell stories because I truly want to tell stories.. and the silence took a while.. it actually felt like i wanted to be silent from the cyberspace forever.. although I’m sure it will be a wrong move because I make my income online… but let’s see what the future holds.

Life and Travel Quote 1. If traveling was free, you’d never see me again.


if travel was free you'd never hear from me again

so here i am writing another piece of my life’s chapter with what happened these past few months.. not really sure if there’s someone who’s still putting up with reading my brain farts.. but hey I’ve learned this in life:

Life and Travel Quote 2. Dance like no one is watching.


dance like no one is watching

Travel out of the country took a back seat. Writing was hushed. And my creative side was burried. I thought I’m not gonna get my mojo back but here I am at 10pm, pumping some words from my brain. It’s only trickling at the moment so hopefully coffee fuel will do it’s job..

I was traveling but more like mall hopping because I was paid to do it. Yeah I have weird jobs.. did you know once upon a time, I also got paid to break stuff? That was weirder.

My passions were set aside.. but i need to find a way to light it again otherwise the gift of travel and story telling might go away forever.

Life and Travel Quote 3. They tried to bury me, they didn’t know I’m a seed.


they tried to bury me they didnt know im a seed

These past few months, I was focusing on making money. And yep I did made money. I have invested in several income streams and observed what gave me the highest returns.. and to my surprise, it was a farm.

Unfortunately, it was not our family farm, I’ll do a root cause analysis on this later on. So hail to all the farmers, maybe the millionnaire next door is also applicable to the PH too.. I’m not yet a millionaire btw (hello cyber thieves) but I’m fascinated in the potential of the agricultural sector in the PH.. There are still farmers that are poor but there are social enterprises that are helping these farmers out.. let’s hope the future is bright. So to those who are farmers, specially the young ones, despite your simple appearance, without you, we will not have food on the table, I salute you.

Life and Travel Quote 4. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.


it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye - little prince

So I was focusing on work, money and creating passive income streams.. but I should remind myself that it should not make the world go around.. I badly need play.. I just need to stay put for a while because I don’t want to go out and travel again then be broke and collect mishaps.. and you know the feeling when you’re sick and suddenly stumble on the road and people just stare? That’s what I felt most of the times, thank you fair weather friends.

I’m so done with that..

Life and Travel Quote 5. I wanted a rainbow so I can put up with the storm.


I wanted a rainbow so I'm putting up with the storm

but if you can’t take my self inflicting habits and deliver me from tormenting myself, feel free to be my knight in shining armour… I just hope you don’t mind about my tendency to want to have more “me” moments..


Life and Travel Quote 6. If you love someone, set them free, if you dislike someone, set them free. Basically set everyone free and get a dog or a cat. People are annoying.


if you love someone, set them free

I still keep a low profile, otherwise super needy friends and family who are more fatter, healthier and sometimes wealthier than you will keep asking for money : )))))…. unfortunately, there are lots of them : )))))

As Jack Ma says, help the needy, and instead of becoming self sufficient, they will find ways to be more needy. Don’t worry I’m not yet that cynical coz I still believe there are good people out there.

I’m still keeping faith in humanity. Despite the ugliness in life, there is a side of it that is still beautiful.. the world is too interesting, we should all aim to roam it before we leave the earth…


Life and Travel Quote 7.
Hurt people hurt people.
That’s how pain pattern gets passed on, generation after generation.
Break the chain today.
Meet anger with sympathy
Contempt with compassion.
Cruetly with kindness.
Love is the weapon of the future.


meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. love is the weapon of the future.

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 5

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 5

This year was filled with travel planning…. like yeah, i planned for international travels, and that’s what I just did xD.

Please bear with me while I sort my life out.. but you know what, the longer I stayed in my place, invisible roots grew, and surprisingly, I enjoyed being still. I felt contented and it’s a very rare feeling because I don’t feel it often.


travel quote
 


I shouldn’t feel contented feeling contented though… if you know what I mean. The world is vast and beautiful that staying in one place before leaving this earth feels like a waste. Besides I should meet more people, get out there and learn more about beautiful souls. I love the company of some members of the family and a few chosen friends. It never felt good like this because I get to choose who to hang out with. I’m not really sociable, but I treat friends as treasures, intangible richness that cannot be measured with money.

 


depression quote
 


So I didn’t traveled internationally but I still did traveled around the Philippines reconnecting with people and meeting new ones too. I met with different people in different class of society, we  discussed more on our passions and what makes us truly alive.

 


life quote


I wish to meet more people once I start that international long term travel again.. mainly to see the beauty in life, to restore my faith in humanity..


life-quote
 


and to learn more about the world.. to travel because it’s a global education that you will never be able to experience in a classroom.


life quote


But for now, let me continue to hustle.. Travel funds are 50% up, thank you to clients and advertisers who have faith in me. More clients and more advertisers pretty please.. I’m getting there, hold on.


hustle1
 

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 4

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 4

When my to-do list is low, I take opportunity in the stillness of my brain to reflect on my blessings and take gratitude to people who have acted as fairies so I can be a fairy to other fairies so they can be fairies to others too.

Life has become (almost) beautiful, and contentment is almost achieved.. but then I see travel pictures and my curiousity to travel the world is there poking me again then I hear Steve Jobs in my head – never settle and always be hungry.. so I drop the unlimited rice. I have a killjoy mind sometimes.

And to keep myself on toiling so I can reach that ultimate travel fund, I keep these words of wisdom I got from around the internet and remind myself the goal of a beautiful life. For those who needs more inspiration, here’s more life and travel quotes.


Life and Travel Quote 1: Love those who love you when you have nothing to offer but company. The picture is taken in Antique, the place where my dad was born.

love those who love you


Life and Travel Quote 2: Live like there is no tomorrow, dream like you’ll live forever. This was in Palawan where I lived for 2 months this year.

live like there is no tomorrow


Life and Travel Quote 3: The biggest lesson I’ve learned this year is that no one is really your friend or truly loves you until they’ve seen every dark shadow inside you.. and stayed.
The picture was taken in Sagada when I went last March. I really should plan to stay longer to that place next time.

the biggest lesson quote


Life and Travel Quote 4: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
The picture is one of my favorites so I used it often.. it’s the great Himalayas.

 
leadership


Life and Travel Quote 5: Travel is a rebellion in it’s purest form. We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers, we truly graduate. We, sometimes, choose never to come back.

travel rebellion


Life and Travel Quote 6: when all the trees are cut, when all the animals are dead, when all the waters are poisoned, when all the air is unsafe to breath, only then you will discover.. you cannot eat money

when all the trees are cut


Life and Travel Quote 7: when I was young, I was scared of the dark. Now when I see my electricity bill, I’m scared of the lights


when i was young and scared of the dark


Life and Travel Quote 8: You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken. You do not have to try to make everyone happy. For now, take time for you. It’s time to replenish

you have permission to rest


Life and Travel Quote 9: Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Take pride that even though the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. The picture was from a friend from Austria.

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Life and Travel Quote 10: The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you are okay.

the worst part of being strong

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 3

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 3

And so here I go again where I contemplate on words of wisdom I saw around the net. For those who wants to reflect on their lives, feel free to browse around. The quotes may not only give meaning to me but it may struck a chord on you too. If you want to see my previous quote compilations, check out my Miss Quote section.

Quote 1. Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama The previous year I just spent traveling the same route with my mom and relatives. This year should be a year of discovery..


travel to a place youve never been


Quote 2. working hard for something we don’t care is stress, working hard for something we love is called passion – Simon Sinek
There are times I hardly slept just to deal with projects and there are times I put myself at risk when traveling (never gonna do that again don’t worry) but for the love of my projects which include traveling, I never felt that it was work.. even if I’m earning money from these projects.. guess I found my passion.


2 passion


Quote 3. hard times will always reveal true friends. I’ve been under the wheel of life and underwent the test of time.. there I met real friends who stick with me thru good and bad.. and indeed, they were jewels of my life.


3 hard times


Quote 4. We buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like. – Fight club

Guess that’s why I became antisocial.. because there are lots of people who treat you according to the level of your money.. it has become a material world so i try to be real, even if i don’t impress.


buy things we dont need


Quote 5. If life gives you lots of lemons, makes lots of lemonaide, lemon jam, lemon cake, and sell them. I just modified the quote a bit because really, at one point of my life, I think I was given lots of lemons ^_^.. so that’s why I accumulated different income streams :D.. Lemons pa more!


if life gives you lemons


Quote 6. If you fall, I’ll be there – floor. Just a silly quote.. although sometimes this is true.. embrace being alone though, it’s a baptism of fire that makes you stronger


5 fall

Quote 7. a flower does not think of competing against the flower next to it, it just blooms


6 flower


Quote 8. Love in such a way that the person you love feels free. – Thich Nhat Hanh


love in such a way


Quote 9. The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is – Jim Carrey


the effect you have on others



Quote 10. Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.


promote what you love

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 2

10 Life and Travel Quotes part 2

There are times where I just sit back and reminisce, look back so I can move forward. I guess I can call it checkpoint phases in my life.

And these reflections always involved quotes.. I used to do poetries but my attention span has become shorter so quotes will do at the moment.

I already had a first batch of these quote collections, feel free to check it out. If you find yourselves in the crossroads and might need some words of wisdom, hope you find it in the short but powerful quotes that I’ve gathered around the internet.

Quote 1. I am in competition with no one, I hope we all make it.


quote about competition


Quote 2. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page


2. the world is a book travel quote


Quote 3. if we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet


travel quote


Quote 4. The world is my village and my religion is to do good


travel quote


Quote 5. birds of the same feather are the same birds


5. birds of the same feather life quote


Now the quotes below are bits of wisdom about money and how to handle them or how to look at alternative richness aside from money. I can attest to these quotes and if you have financial challenges at the moment, hope you can reflect on them too.

Quote 6. Humans are the only species that pays to live on this planet


6. money quote


Quote 7. The grass is not greener on the other side, it is greener where you water it


money quote


Quote 8. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things that you have that money cannot buy


money quote


Quote 9. Some people are so poor all they have is money


money quote


Quote 10. Your network is your net worth


money quote


 

10 Life and Travel Quotes

10 Life and Travel Quotes

Over the years, while I transfer from one location to another, whether in this country or abroad, I realized life is always giving me lessons. Some, I put to heart, some I brushed aside so I can stumble into them later.

I do not underestimate the power of these simple quotes because for others they are mere words but for me, they are life lessons. I’m sharing them to you because you might one day find yourselves in the crossroads and might need some words of wisdom too.. If you want me to hear you let me know, I’ll try my best to impart some wisdom.. although to warn you and to be honest, I am still learning in this road called life.. aren’t we all are?

Quote 1. True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.
I attribute this to my life mentors. Despite possessing such wisdom, they still make me feel empowered and valued. So I do these to young people too. We don’t need to raise sheeps, but we can raise gentle young peace loving people capable of using their brains.


true leaders quote


Quote 2. The Real value of wealth is how much you are worth if you lost all your money.
I have experience being down several times to the point that I felt no one is there to reach out to my hand.. specially when I was at the peak of my career. I have money but I still feel lost and lonely.
I also have experience being down with almost nothing, yet gentle people have adopted me like their own.. to think that I’m referring to seemingly poor families. Life is such great irony.


how much are you worth if you lost all your money


Quote 3. Successful people build each other up. They motivate, inspire, and push each other up. Unsuccessful people just hate, blame and complain.
Sometimes there are always negativity around… sometimes I’m also being negative to myself and to people around me.. so I remind myself of this one too.


success quote


Quote 4. We cannot control the wind but we can direct the sail.
Despite the circumstances, there is also the power of choice. When misfortunes came my way, I didn’t sulk… well yes sometimes.. but I tried to figure out how to overcome them.. I’m still in the process to be honest.. but I choose not to be taken by the wind of misery and focus my energies to sail to the brighter side of life.


control your life


Quote 5. Remember that sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
I had a lot of wishes in my life but somehow they were not granted… example, the trip to the other side of the world is still pending.. but because of that, my travel bug has been cured! I learned to love the present moment.. I don’t grow envy about people’s travels anymore.. although of course I still would like to travel.

Slowly but surely, I feel the universe is conspiring.. I also know that the universe cannot wait for me to discover how beautiful the world is.. so have patience dear Universe, I’m getting there ^_^


patience quote


Quote 6. Life is short, don’t make it shorter.


life is short


Quote 7. I give not because I have many but because I exactly know how it feels to have nothing.
During my travels, I met many generous souls… and a startling experience is that some are actually not rich in money.. I know, it’s life’s irony.


giving quote


Quote 8. If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.


if you cant handle me at my worst then you dont deserve me at my best


Quote 9. Blessed are the weird people, poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadors.. For they teach us to see the world through different eyes.


blessed quotes


Quote 10. Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a single day of your life.


job quote

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Citizens of the Earth – A tribute to the International day of Peace

The time has come that every citizen of planet earth needs to take responsibility for the benefit of mankind. Your responsibility is to be human. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be alive?
Because when you are in love with your life, with your existence, that is when you begin to respect other people’s existence. This is not the case in the world today, this needs to change. And that fundamental change doesn’t begin with the world out there.

It begins with every single human being on the face of this earth. The time has come that we, the citizens of this earth take the responsibility upon our shoulders.

It is not the governments, not the big institutions, it is not the police, it is not the army. But it is each human being taking responsibility for this peace that is going to make a difference.

The words above are extracted from the video below:



Do you have peace in your heart? That is also a question to myself. It is difficult, but it is possible.



Do you have activities for the International Day of Peace on Sept 21? Let me know how I can help you promote it.

For more information on the International Day of Peace:
http://internationaldayofpeace.org/
http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mitch-ditkoff/here-comes-the-international-day-of-peace_b_5782062.html
http://www.peacecast.tv/
http://tprf.org/pfp2014/

Book Review and Quotes: Little Prince

Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a children’s book intended for adults, that is what I heard from a life mentor. Indeed, the book is deceptively simple yet have a very strong message.

Here are my favorite excerpts:

“On making a discovery, the Turkish astronomer had presented it to the International Astronomical Congress, in great demonstration. But he was in Turkish costume, and so nobody would believe what he said.

Grown ups are like that…

So in 1920, the astronomer gave his demonstration all over again, dressed with impressive style and elegance. And this time everybody accepted his report”

 

“If you were to say to the grownups, I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof”, they would not be able to get any idea of that house at all. You would have to say to them: “I saw a house that cost 4,000 Euros…”

Then they would exclaim: Oh what a pretty house that is!”