You may have heard the old saying that a river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence. It’s a powerful thought about strength and not giving up. But a new perspective shifts its meaning. Your life is the rock. Your love is the river
Russia. Ukraine. Israel. Palestine.
No matter where you’re from, you can’t like where these countries are going. We’re happy to watch a strike from a midfielder when one of these nations is trying to advance in the World Cup, but we turn away when their militaries and supporters strike at each other over and over. One of the greatest benefits of modern technology is that these kinds of atrocities cannot go unnoticed anymore. The more you pay attention, the harder it is for injustice to exist.
If I could advise you to share one simple moment with your most precious significant other, it would have to be Santorini. This place is heaven on Earth, and the view is so magical you cant believe it’s real. But it is, and it’s here for you. I have been to many tropical places, beautiful beaches, and exotic destinations, but this place is historic and unique. Santorini is made of volcanic rock, which means that under this great beauty there was once great danger. Maybe that’s what makes the most beautiful things in this world so breathtaking – we know they could be gone at any second.
Most people have bucket lists that consist of travel to exotic destinations, large purchases, or death-defying feats like skydiving. But all of those can be accomplished with enough means – none of them require personal growth. To me, you haven’t really lived until you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you. That’s the ultimate manifestation of trust and giving, and something that takes a great deal of spiritual maturity to do.