ericbanes "It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind.

They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring – they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay.

It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unloveable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world.

But the fact that you are – that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others – is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind.

And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection....." #youareenough
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ericbanes This is not your usual bananacue.

If ever you'll find yourself one weekend at Villa Escudero and decided to try having lunch at their famous buffet beside the falls, make sure you sample their delectable caramelized plantains for dessert. To. Die. For.

#dessert #villaescudero #quezon #oldspanish #hacienda #plantation #buffet #foodporn
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ericbanes Arguably one of the most well known Buddha head in existence - entwined with the roots of the bodhi tree at Wat Mahathat in the old kingdom of Ayutthaya

#buddha #UNESCO #heritagesite #wat #watmahathat #ayutthaya #oldkingdom #Siam #Thailand #templerun #ericbanesphotography
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  •   legan63 bkit ang ganda ng nkuha mo :) 2w
  •   ericbanes Loka hinde no. Lol 2w

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ericbanes One of the most enigmatic and powerful religious construction in the world, built for King Jayavarman VII and his immediate successors. Extremely complex both in terms of structure and meaning, having passed through various religious phases from Pantheon of the Gods, Hindu worship and finally, Buddism. It has a mass of face towers strangely smiling from all corners of the temple.
Visit and see how many you smiling Avalokiteshvaras (buddha incarnates) you can count!

#Bayon #Siemreap #Khmer #cambodia #templerun #UNESCO #heritagesite #indochina #indietravels #ericbanesphotography
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ericbanes 2013. Hot-air balloon fiesta. Pampanga.

#throwback #hotairballoon
#ericbanesphotography
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ericbanes To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” - Life (Walter Mitty / 2013)

#waterrafting #kagay #CDO #adventure #cagayanriver #mustdo #travelPH #SharePH #ericbanes #LIFE #WalterMitty
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ericbanes the chilly town of Sagada on the first day of the new year

#sagada #bucketlist #mountain #Instagram #igersagada #cordillera #travels #roadtrips
1mon

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