“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.”
― James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
As I was sitting by the fire, trying to warm myself up, sticking my hands and nose as close to the wood stove as I could safely do it before burning myself, I was reminded of how simple life can be and how the culture we live in constantly downgrades this. In the two of … Continue reading Simple Life and our Culture that Destroys It
It´s been a couple of weeks since I had to let go of being too hard on myself and allowing more space for breathing, for being in the quiet. Which, in turn meant also making a break in working on my book. Which is strange, but feels good: finally I can allow myself to take … Continue reading Looking into the hole and being quiet
Originally posted on Hannes van Eeden:
What are you doing to ensure you’re honing your craft? I’m teaching all of you how to take better photos according to my own experiences but what am I doing to make sure I’m moving forward and learning?? “In our world, there is no stagnation. Only progression or regression.”… Continue reading Keep moving forward
When I was writing this last night, we didn´t have any electricity. This was one of the power outages that was caused by devastating flooding on the West Coast of British Columbia. It´s been a few days since the heavy rain turned into a flood. That flood destroyed the roads, cutting us off from most … Continue reading When we Come Together
Have you reflected on the fact that we are so programmed, so set to think of others in certain ways, that once something happens, – a person A says this or that to us, – we tend to see it based on our past experiences and our mind automatically labels it in a certain way, … Continue reading Appreciating the Beauty in Fellow Humans
Or, what I would have loved to know when I was a kid One day when I was doing my thing, working in the garden, being very focused, I saw myself walking very confidently in my old school. The sun was shining on me. I calmly walked through the hallway and felt this strong sense … Continue reading Something about Self-Confidence?
Have you wondered about how to escape time? It´s always there, each day coming and going, moving faster and faster, leaving you feeling it´s never enough of it. Everyone rushes somewhere, the society pushes us to accomplish loads of stuff, multitasking is something we “must” perfect in order to shine in this life. Yet, all … Continue reading Escaping the Time Trap
Have you wondered about those grand insights you have, thinking that maybe they are stupid to share with anyone or won´t be considered as worthy? Yet they make so much sense to you, visiting you unexpectedly during the day as epiphanies that you want to hold on to, cherish, contemplate on, leaving you with the … Continue reading Trust Your Revelations
Since I was little, my dad told me I had to work hard to get somewhere. His own example was: – When I was young, – he said, – it was a late spring and I wanted to go outside play soccer so badly when everyone else was out there. But no, I had to … Continue reading Living Up to Parents´ Expectations
First the smoke was far away and remained active for two days. Then, one day before dinner, just after I got a parcel from my mom, there awoke a roaring vortex of smoke behind the mountain. It was thick. It was huge. It was alive. And it was moving our way. The neighbor called and … Continue reading Wildfires Attack or What I´ve Learned Over a Month Without Electricity
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