WWOOF links volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunites to learn about organic lifestyles. WWOOF organizations link people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.
You can also find organic farm properties for sale and rent via WWOOF. What a killer resource! This just may be my ticket to France yet!!
1. Experience things fully, vividly, selflessly. Throw yourself into the experiencing of something: concentrate on it fully, let it totally absorb you.
2. Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth): Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
3. Let the self emerge. Try to shut out the external clues as to what you should think, feel, say, and so on, and let your experience enable you to say what you truly feel.
4. When in doubt, be honest. If you look into yourself and are honest, you will also take responsibility. Taking responsibility is self-actualizing.
5. Listen to your own tastes. Be prepared to be unpopular.
6. Use your intelligence, work to do well the things you want to do, no matter how insignificant they seem to be.
7. Make peak experiencing more likely: get rid of illusions and false notions. Learn what you are good at and what your potentialities are not.
8. Find out who you are, what you are, what you like and don’t like, what is good and what is bad for you, where you are going, what your mission is. Opening yourself up to yourself in this way means identifying defenses - and then finding the courage to give them up.
Read more about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs here or here. Just something I go over again from time to time when I feel my own priorities need a little re-assessing.
“A child has no trouble believing the unbelieveable, nor does the genius or madman…it’s only you and I, with our big brains and tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.”—Steven Pressfield, Do the Work (via fuckyeahyoga)
“Everybody wants to be on the mountaintop, but if you’ll remember, mountaintops are rocky and cold. There is no growth on the top of a mountain. Sure, the view is great, but what’s a view for? A view just gives us a glimpse of our next destination, our next target. But to hit that target, we must come off the mountain, go through the valley, and begin to climb the next slope. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life’s next peak.”—Andy Andrews (via atomos)
last week Richard Swift & i got together for a few days to record these songs in my living room on a 4 track. I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as we enjoyed making it. It was a very cathartic experience for me. Its my gift to you. Free as a bird, give it to your friends & i hope these songs resonate with you the way they do with me.
a (1): the quality or state of being prior(2): precedence in date or position of publication —used of taxa b (1): superiority in rank, position, or privilege (2): legal precedence in exercise of rights over the same subject matter
: a preferential rating; especially: one that allocates rights to goods and services usually in limited supply <that project has top priority>
: something given or meriting attention before competing alternatives
a (1): strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child> (2): attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers(3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates> b: an assurance of affection <give her my love>
: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion <love of the sea>
a: the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration <baseball was his first love> b (1): a beloved person :darling —often used as a term of endearment (2)British —used as an informal term of address
a: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1): the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2): brotherly concern for others b: a person’s adoration of God
I know Merriam-Webster may not get it exact, but these are two things that I, personally, think go hand in hand. And when they don’t, then you either have to re-prioritize or you have to give up the love. It’s all a matter of choice. You can have everything you want in life. You really can.