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Life lessons cycling from Pakistan to India

I suppose that one unexpected advantage of jet lag is the possibility that you might wake up at the very end of a 4am thunderstorm and decide that — since sleep is not an option — you might as well enjoy the exceptionally rare weather by cycling to the Pakistan/India border.

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The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

To give a simple example, Palmer poses two basic questions: Are human beings meant to be in community? And are we meant to be in solitude? The answer to both, of course, is yes.

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The paradox gets lived out. Only by a willingness to enter into darkness, to experience challenge, to take risks with all of their downsides, will we also know real joy… In order to really see the light, one must go deeply into the darkness.

He goes on to share a part of a poem from the beloved Mary Oliver:

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“it is common to take a dog for a walk, it is less common to take a dream for a walk” || @amalacademy + @theunderstory cofounder | nature novel in progress

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