“I tramp the perpetual journey My signs are a rain-proof coat, good shoes, and a staff cut from the woods, No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair, I have no chair, no philosophy, I lead no man to a dinner-table, library, exchange, But each man and each woman of you I lead upon a knoll, My left hand hooking you round the waist, My right hand pointing to landscapes of continents and the public road. Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself. It is not far, it is within reach, Perhaps you have been on it since you were born and did not know, Perhaps it is everywhere on water and on land. Shoulder your duds dear son, and I will mine, and let us hasten forth, Wonderful cities and free nations we shall fetch as we go. If you tire, give me both burdens, and rest the chuff of your hand on my hip, And in due time you shall repay the same service to me, For after we start we never lie by again. This day before dawn I ascended a hill and look d at the crowded heaven, And I said to my spirit When we become the enfolders of those orbs, and the pleasure and knowledge of every thing in them, shall we be fill d and satisfied then? And my spirit said No, we but level that lift to pass and continue beyond. You are also asking me questions and I hear you, I answer that I cannot answer, you must find out for yourself. Sit a while dear son, Here are biscuits to eat and here is milk to drink, But as soon as you sleep and renew yourself in sweet clothes, I kiss you with a good-by kiss and open the gate for your egress hence. Long enough have you dream d contemptible dreams, Now I wash the gum from your eyes, You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life. Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore, Now I will you to be a bold swimmer, To jump off in the midst of the sea, rise again, nod to me, shout, and laughingly dash with your hair.”

— Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, Share via Whatsapp

“I think I would prefer to walk the road that didn’t exist until I walked it.”

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, Share via Whatsapp

“We cry in the journey of healing because we see ourselves dying”

— Amer Hijjawi, Share via Whatsapp

“Meet people where they are at in life. The rest handles itself.”

— Jill Telford, Share via Whatsapp

“Meet yourself right where you are. The rest handles itself.”

— Jill Telford, Share via Whatsapp

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”

— Anatole France, Share via Whatsapp

“Successful people enjoy the journeys they embark on, irrespective of whether they reach their destination or not.”

— Zain Hashmi, Share via Whatsapp

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it s not the same river and he s not the same man.”

— Heraclitus, Share via Whatsapp

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.”

— Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Share via Whatsapp

“The only journey is the one within.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Share via Whatsapp

“Though the road s been rocky it sure feels good to me.”

— Bob Marley, Share via Whatsapp

“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”

— Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth, Share via Whatsapp

“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”

— Michelle Obama, Becoming, Share via Whatsapp

“Perfectly Imperfect We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path. Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind... there are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey. I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered... we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are. Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.”

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free, Share via Whatsapp

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”

— Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration, Share via Whatsapp

“End? No, the journey doesn t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.”

— Peter Jackson, Share via Whatsapp

“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.”

— Joss Whedon, Share via Whatsapp