Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Because we’re all having a physical experience and we’re also spiritual beings...

As physical beings we’re here to learn and expand our creativity, our perceptions. This world is a dense place. Everything here has a certain weight, and a certain time, even words. Things have a shape and a purpose. Everything here as a polarity, a negative and a positive side. Living on the physical plane is a big challenge for any spirit. Combining wants and desires and feelings and duties, and morality, and ethics, and time frames, right time, wrong time.

Because we don’t know that much about anything, it’s easier to follow the rules man has created, society’s rules, and so, many of us simply deny any possibility of the existence of a spiritual plane. It’s ok to choose that, it’s ok to choose not to investigate that possibility, it keeps you focus on your “mission” here. But, a sense of solitude, loneliness or abandonment might bring you down too often.

We al create our egos to prevent those feelings from arousing. With the use of our imagination and creativity, we create ways of satisfaction and self-realization. That’s why our egos are a good thing to navigate in this world. They give you a sense of goal and purpose. For that, make sure your ego is a strong and a generous one.

Other people will try their best to forget their physicality and become transcendental. They will prevent themselves of any physical engagement and at a certain point of their life they will choose to see this world in a negative sense, as a place of temptation and poverty of the mind. So they hide themselves and in their solitude, they will wait for their time to come , and only then will they become happy spiritual beings again. But does it make sense that this world exists only to see how much time we endure it?

So, once again, what we need is to search for balance, if we wish to grow and develop into happy and satisfied people-souls.

If I remember to see life as an experience, as a continuous flow of lessons, and so, if I embrace myself and others in a vision of Love and humility, I won’t feel so much that life it’s not fair, I won’t feel so much that life is hard and very bitter-sweet, instead, I’ll remember that I should study more to understand this existence better, I should take more time to analyze what’s going on before I criticize and reject this existence. It’s important to want to learn how to live in this world.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The GREAT Life : )

Surf, friends, and lots, lots of laughing!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! : )


Costa Vicentina at its best!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I want this... hummmm....


That’s passion bluntly and obtrusively

I have to tell you something. Remember that day when I got home and you were lying on the couch, and I stood there looking at you until finally you asked me: is everything ok? Of course I said, yeah, all’s fine. You gave me the simplest smile and gaze back at the television. I had to pretend I was watching it too, but it hurt.

Do you know I love to laugh and sing, hidden inside by the motorcycle’s helmet? Yes, sometimes I just feel like the whole world is funny. But sometimes I feel the exact opposite. I feel that I live in the saddest place a soul can live. In those moments I want to drive faster, and I feel that nothing really matters enough to actually be careful with the speed.

What happens with the things I share with you? What do you do with them? Do you recall them after, do you see them in me, later? Do you tell anyone else? I tell a lot about you. So many of my conversations end up with me telling things I heard from you, thinking to myself, how smart I must sound.

I know you pay attention, I know you hear me, but I guess I’m too out of the ordinary to be part of your daily life. Even though I try so much to be ordinary.

I feel old, have you ever thought I felt that way? I do.
I feel that I’ve seen too much sadness, too much excitement, too much doubt and certainties. I’m many times amazed with scientific findings, and philosophical dissertations, and that definitely proves me how little do I know, how little my life is, but on the other hand, none of that surprises me anymore. It’s obvious that something incredible is sure to exist. Of course there are absurdities, of course there is beauty.

I’m fading, that’s my plausible explanation for feeling this way. I don’t know when did it really start. I sometimes think it was immediately after I was born. Not later than that was I disappointed with the fakeness of joy. Ah, silly me, being sarcastic right now when my own thoughts are as fragile as a dry leaf on the ground.

Today I’m by myself, so I’m not censoring any word, every word is coming out as it should most of the time. I say most of the time because not every moment deserves the truth. Some moments, or people deserve a sweet lie. Lies can be good. Lies can be colorful, they can be dreams becoming liberated by our imagination and power to change reality. I dislike them, a lot, for they hide real purposes, but I can’t disagree that some lies make you a lot happier. Why not lie and tell someone whose failure is about to surge on the horizon, that they did great, and whatever the end result for their actions is, tell them that what really matters is their effort. But is it really? What really matters is the end result, that’s why we will give it a another try, one, two, three times or we’ll quit and put an end to it. Our effort makes us grow, and learn, especially with our most stupid mistakes, but what we long for, is the tangibility of our goal. That’s what really matters...

So when you look at me, do you see what really matters?

I don’t see it anymore. I feel that is not in me, that is not outside, I feel that I’ve lost the capacity to sense it. I feel that what really matters got lost beneath the job, the hobbies; the goals; the books; the conversations; the adventures, the checklists.

But then someone shows up, and tells you how curious they are about you, curious about them by your side. Someone looks in your eyes and see themselves in you. And the possibility of exiting yourself feels good. Feels good to feel differently, feels good the possibility of change, the whole renovation of your cellular tissue. You feel you can actually be seducing another person just like you. You feel you can seduce yourself back. That mirror image of your eyes feeling excited, of your lips smiling in that playful and assertive way, of your whole body generating fast consuming energy. You loose control, and everything is amplified. The vibration of music, the intensity of the sun on your skin, you feel defiant, as if nothing was impossible for you to do or say, as if pain could not hurt you, but instead made you feel even more alive! Someone shows up and you feel more alive.

That’s passion bluntly and obtrusively.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ohhh... it's all so beautiful when you believe in it... please help me believe it again.

(...) Well open up your mind and see like me 
Open up your plans and damn you're free 
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love

Listen to the music of the moment people, dance and sing  
We're just one big family 
And it's our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So I won't hesitate no more, no more 
It cannot wait, I'm sure 
There's no need to complicate, our time is short 
This is our fate, I'm yours (...)

Monday, August 20, 2012

“What hurts us is what heals us”

Probably meaning that sometimes we’re confronted with certain “injustices” of life, and although the whole situation, whatever it is, really sucks, maybe, just maybe, there’s a reason for it, some kind of lesson needed to be learn.

So far nothing new on that, how many times have we heard it before by some enlightened guru, haha, probably more likely seen in some random post on Facebook... But think about it, how many times has that “unfair” situation repeated itself?

It just happened to me again and I realize that I’m paying a high price for something I neglected to really “see”. Meaning that the warning signs were all there...

Hum, what kind of signs?

One that is very curious because it goes totally against any change, any growth is laziness. Laziness in doing the math, laziness in doing the work... Another sign is feeling nervous about it, with no apparent reason. Something in there feels suspicious. Another sign is when you look twice, and think, maybe I should do it differently. When you´re in tune with your intuition, I guess you just go with the flow and live.

The lesson I had to learn takes time to learn, but I’ll remind myself that I need to change my attitude, otherwise it will happen again.

So, a) don’t let laziness make your choices; b) if you feel strangely nervous about it, take another look at the bigger picture; c) did it made you think twice or did it feel right?

Good luck, you also need some positive randomness on your side!
Ah! How could I almost forget! Another trick to be less of a victim of life's unpredictable events is to live more from that special place, the one that is awaken when some music, like the one below, is played...

Enjoy the flight....

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Mind is a captive of the body"

Paintings by Lia Melia
Title: Camille Paglia

Astral Projection...

Astral projection (or astral travel) is an interpretation of out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an "astral body" separated from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it.]Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in the astral plane.


View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Many steps...

We walk in so many ways, ever wonder about that?
Mother Theresa used to say, "It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy"
We walk really slowly when we're not interested, or we jump when we're really excited!
... we sit, we play with our feet, we try new shoes, we feel the floor or the sand or the water, we contract our toes when we're anxious...

When reality becomes too large to comprehend, why not look at our feet and think of the importance little things have... my feet are restless! They're looking for new ideas and solutions. Or they want to runaway and fly!

Monday, August 13, 2012


“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!” 

- Woody Allen

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This beautiful piece of Land and a dream to become...

I have a big Sun on my house, where I put pictures of dreams, goals, feelings I want to experience and have them as being the story of my life. It's all about being strong and fitted, surfing, painting and storytelling with kids, freedom of expressing myself, a dog, a beautiful love relationship with my family, friends and dirty dancing love...

When something captures that feeling I have of the perfect day, of the perfect life, I like share it here.


This is just a video from the Karma Surf Retreat in Malveira da Serra, but it's really well done.
Thank you.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hide and seek

You know what I miss, she said. I miss the curiosity, the finding of a different me. I miss the possibility of choosing, of changing, of loosing control. I miss loosing control without the fear of consequences, because there are no consequences, there's no one there to judge me.

Her eyes were bright and fast. He searched for a meaning in her words but had to ask: are you unhappy...?

Was her? She didn't feel sad, or frustrated. She was happy. So she replied, happiness has nothing to do with it. Happiness is just a state of mind and I want more than that. I want to feel the connection between my mind and my body. I want the truth.*

*Our eyes can witness amazing things, but our mind does more than that and interprets what our eyes are seeing, and so we're constantly divided between what we're feeling and the meaning of what we're feeling.

To be true means that you, and just you, carry the lightness of feeling and expressing yourself regardless the coherence and the logic of what is accepted by society. Means you're honest towards your fears, you're honest towards your desires, and you live free from expectation. Truth can be subjective or objective, relative or absolute, so it's always changing, there are facts that can be added, experiences that can prove you otherwise. Truth is permeable.

He hold her hand and said: if that's what you are looking for, the truth, then stop questioning it and be flexible to understand that the truth is what makes sense to you, truth feels right and will give you pleasure even if it's sad.

Not knowing what do next, the conversation had been so long, they decided it was time to let sleep take over their consciousness and all faded away...