wildI couldn’t put this one down. From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail….  had I read Wild from the comfort of my normal life, I would have found it an entertaining read… but from where I am currently sitting, it was much more than that — it was relatable, captivating, adventurous, inspiring and raw.  Nope, I’m not backpacking in the wilderness alone (definitely not equipped with the necessary survival skills right now) but I am backpacking the world and there are some interesting hidden messages that wouldn’t have revealed themselves to me without this perspective. Truth that a quote is just a quote and words are just words, until some experience in your life comes along and gives it meaning.

Thus, a few to share…

“Trusting yourself means living out to what you already know to be true”

“It is impossible for you to go on as you were before. So you must go on as you never have”

“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go”

“Fear, to a great extent is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story”.

“The place of true healing is a fierce place. Its a place of monsterous beauty, endless dark, and glimmering light.

“Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start here.”

“How wild it was to let it be”