Peace makes you strong
Hate reveals your emptiness
Kindness feeds your happiness
Anger reveals your fear
Love makes you free
– Yung Pueblo
“We are Spiritual beings having a human experience. We are not here to get Spiritual. We are inherently, and eternally, Spiritual. We are here to remember and wake up to our True Self so that we can integrate Spiritual Truth into our human experience. Emotions are a vital and fundamental component in this human experience.
We are Spiritual Beings and we are here in these bodies, at this time, to do this healing.”
– Robert Burney
I have been keeping that « uniform » of mine for 10 years. You know the MSF T-shirt, the kaki pants and the Dr. Martens… I would move across continents and take them with me, even if my job didn’t require them. That was some clutter that I couldn’t let go. They represented my 生き甲斐 ikigai: my purpose for living, my reason for being and why I would get up in the morning. I was telling myself: « No matter how hard, how obscure this path gets, just keep exploring. Don’t give up. Keep searching and trying. Till it finds you. »
Your ikigai might change over time, and it’s okay. One day, all your detours, your moments of immense solitude, your soul searching will make sense. Let life unfold for you, one step, one day at a time. 加油！
Photo: courtesy of Jungsil Song.
MSF logistics team in Aweil, South Sudan 🇸🇸.