j.Shetler.A WEB LOG
anyskin:

moto week
1931 Moto Guzzi 2VT

anyskin:

moto week

1931 Moto Guzzi 2VT

nprmusic:

Watch one of 2014’s most captivating new bands, Sylvan Esso, play the 930club in Washington, D.C. 

We often load ourselves up when we travel, because we want to be prepared for various situations. This burden of being prepared leaves us with our arms full, unable to receive whatever is there when we arrive.

It leaves us tired from carrying, so that we are not happy when we meet someone new on our travels.

What if we traveled with empty hands, ready to embrace new experiences, receive new foods, touch new people?

We might feel less prepared when we leave, but the preparedness is an illusion. Stuff doesn’t make us prepared. Having empty hands but a heart that is full of love leaves us prepared for anything.

This doesn’t just apply to taking a trip, but to living each day. Each day is a journey, and we load ourselves up with material possessions, with tasks and projects, with things to read and write, with meetings and calls and texts. Our hands are full, not ready for anything new.

Drop everything, be open to everything.

Enter each day empty-handed, and full-hearted. 

rogueterritory:

49thparallelblues:

Into the blue …

Shades of indigo

rogueterritory:

49thparallelblues:

Into the blue …

Shades of indigo

willhuntgoods:


maillot sunset work shirts

willhuntgoods:

maillot sunset work shirts

basicsofman:

 
Summer is performance—a time to flaunt what you’ve earned, show who you are, let your freak flag fly. Summertime means freedom.
It makes sense intuitively that this type of ‘failure’ or defeat can be a catalyst for great success. You understand that there are times where no matter how hard you try or how hard you work, sometimes you’re not good enough. If success without failure breeds pride, then failure can foster humility, drive and true self-confidence. The flip side is that failure can be so debilitating that people don’t want to experience it again. And some people never are the same once they experience it.
[the context is tom brady being picked dead last for the 2000 nfl draft. pretty powerful.]