TO LIVING AUTHENTICALLY, COURAGEOUSLY AND WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART.

Repost from my favorite person @mynamesmako - we just out here trying to make people feel good about themselves.
Repost from my favorite person @mynamesmako - we just out here trying to make people feel good about themselves.

Repost from my favorite person @mynamesmako - we just out here trying to make people feel good about themselves.

Follow your fears. Beyond them is a world you cannot imagine.
Follow your fears. Beyond them is a world you cannot imagine.

Follow your fears. Beyond them is a world you cannot imagine.

humansofny:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
humansofny:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofny:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

I saw him a monthly earlier. We chatted a bit, superficially, then parted to separate cars on the plane train to the terminals. I happened to catch his glance on last time and remembered wishing I had an opportunity to speak with him again, except this time whole-heartedly. I wanted to congratulate him on doing what he loves and not compromising his authenticity in the process. Something that is so difficult to do in the music industry let alone succeed in doing for the past 20 years.

So I manifested and yesterday at the airport, I saw him again. As I greeted him, he said he remembered me and asked where we met before. I reminded him it was here at the airport and told him that I regretted not telling him then that I am a fan of not only of his music but his authenticity. 

He and @therealbigboi created a sustainable career doing what they love and did not compromise their authenticity but celebrated it. And became living legends in the process. It’s important they know how much they’ve influenced and inspired not only Atlanta but the rest of the world just through the honest and artistic expression of their soul. It’s powerful, it’s courageous, it’s whole-hearted. 

He was touched. It was a heart to heart moment that I hope this picture encapsulates.

Andre 3000 of @Outkast and Ayan Zado of The Whole-Hearted. (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)
I saw him a monthly earlier. We chatted a bit, superficially, then parted to separate cars on the plane train to the terminals. I happened to catch his glance on last time and remembered wishing I had an opportunity to speak with him again, except this time whole-heartedly. I wanted to congratulate him on doing what he loves and not compromising his authenticity in the process. Something that is so difficult to do in the music industry let alone succeed in doing for the past 20 years.

So I manifested and yesterday at the airport, I saw him again. As I greeted him, he said he remembered me and asked where we met before. I reminded him it was here at the airport and told him that I regretted not telling him then that I am a fan of not only of his music but his authenticity. 

He and @therealbigboi created a sustainable career doing what they love and did not compromise their authenticity but celebrated it. And became living legends in the process. It’s important they know how much they’ve influenced and inspired not only Atlanta but the rest of the world just through the honest and artistic expression of their soul. It’s powerful, it’s courageous, it’s whole-hearted. 

He was touched. It was a heart to heart moment that I hope this picture encapsulates.

Andre 3000 of @Outkast and Ayan Zado of The Whole-Hearted. (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

I saw him a monthly earlier. We chatted a bit, superficially, then parted to separate cars on the plane train to the terminals. I happened to catch his glance on last time and remembered wishing I had an opportunity to speak with him again, except this time whole-heartedly. I wanted to congratulate him on doing what he loves and not compromising his authenticity in the process. Something that is so difficult to do in the music industry let alone succeed in doing for the past 20 years.

So I manifested and yesterday at the airport, I saw him again. As I greeted him, he said he remembered me and asked where we met before. I reminded him it was here at the airport and told him that I regretted not telling him then that I am a fan of not only of his music but his authenticity.

He and @therealbigboi created a sustainable career doing what they love and did not compromise their authenticity but celebrated it. And became living legends in the process. It’s important they know how much they’ve influenced and inspired not only Atlanta but the rest of the world just through the honest and artistic expression of their soul. It’s powerful, it’s courageous, it’s whole-hearted.

He was touched. It was a heart to heart moment that I hope this picture encapsulates.

Andre 3000 of @Outkast and Ayan Zado of The Whole-Hearted. (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
- Bob Moawad

rhamphotheca:

'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

Central American immigrants in Baltimore, MD are helping migratory song birds that make the seasonal journey from their old home countries to the city they now call home.

by Ricardo Sandoval-Palos and Lauren Migaki

A couple of times a month, a group of migrant women and their children gather to plant shrubs and flowers in Baltimore’s expansive Patterson Park.

The gardens feed and shelter migratory birds as part of the Patterson Park Audubon Center’s Bird Ambassadors program.

Neotropical birds like the black-throated blue warbler and the Baltimore oriole migrate from the East Coast down to places like Mexico and Central America for the winter, says Susie Creamer, director of urban education and conservation at the center…

(read more and listen: NPR.org)

photos by Susie Creamer/Patterson Park Audubon Center & USFWS-NE Region

Heard this story on NPR today! So whole-hearted. 

"Judaism condemns Israeli terrorists on the Palestinian Gaza Strip"

Love in Chaos, NYC. (at First & First)
"Judaism condemns Israeli terrorists on the Palestinian Gaza Strip"

Love in Chaos, NYC. (at First & First)

"Judaism condemns Israeli terrorists on the Palestinian Gaza Strip"

Love in Chaos, NYC. (at First & First)

My dearest @jesseplane new piece of me.

She’s incredible and whole-heartedly thriving in her passion. It’s an honor to be the subject in one of her artistic inspirations.

I must say: I eek’ed in excitement when she showed me this, I love the portrayal, especially my face and fingers. She’s just too good.
My dearest @jesseplane new piece of me.

She’s incredible and whole-heartedly thriving in her passion. It’s an honor to be the subject in one of her artistic inspirations.

I must say: I eek’ed in excitement when she showed me this, I love the portrayal, especially my face and fingers. She’s just too good.

My dearest @jesseplane new piece of me.

She’s incredible and whole-heartedly thriving in her passion. It’s an honor to be the subject in one of her artistic inspirations.

I must say: I eek’ed in excitement when she showed me this, I love the portrayal, especially my face and fingers. She’s just too good.

Probably the most whole-hearted insurance commercial I’ve ever seen in my life. Kudos to Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok & Thai Life.