When the date, days, no longer represent a unit of “time”

Posted by in Change, Life, Meditation

You must’ve had it as well. At some point during the day you look at your watch and go “Dang! I didn’t realize it was THAT late already”, or “I totally lost track of time”, or even “I forgot what day it was today!” Life is strange in that way. We live in a four-dimensional world, where the fourth dimension, the dimension most people only believe in on the surface and the dimension of which science really doesn’t know very much about, is probably one of the most important ones….read more

Do unattached travelers have more fun?

Posted by in Life, Travel, Uncategorized

When you travel, you get to be in the stage where children spend most of their days. In complete wonder. Everything is new. Everything is experienced for the first time. Everyday you get to ask ‘but why?’ countless of times, and wonder why people do what they do and live the way they live. This is why I love to travel. To be outside of things, not to take anything for granted, but to live in constant amazement (in good and bad). Home but not my home I lived in…read more

The wondrous beauty of underwater

Posted by in Diving, Photography, Travel

We write a lot about beauty and feelings. Most of them are parables, and relate to inner balance, feel-good and well-being. Whereas my “newly” discovered passion of diving and underwater photography is a very physical activity, it’s -to me- also equally meditative. I’ve done a number of dives alone, all by myself. Nothing spectacular, nothing deep or risky; just off the beach in Camiguin at around 5-6 meters, and I can just float around there in complete silence, just me and my camera and all the beautiful, funky, silly, weird,…read more

Did I mention funky looking?

Posted by in Diving, Photography

Like I said before, there are a lot of funky looking creatures out there. I’m going all nerd on you now, so if you’re not into that kind of stuff, do page on 😉 One of the most colorful, weirdest looking, and one of my favorites (together with nudibranchs) is the Mantis Peacock Shrimp. It’s a very appropriate name, I think. It rears up like a praying mantis when it feels threatened and it’s got the fastest strike in the animal kingdom. The speed of its strike has been reported…read more

What should Yoga look like?

Posted by in Travel, Yoga

For the past month I have been doing pretty much nothing else but yoga. And by yoga I mean YOGA in its full glory. I have learned more about the Yamas and Niyamas and tried to practice them to the best of my abilities. I have often started my mornings at 5:30am to practice asana for few hours, followed by many more sweaty hours of asana workshops until late evening. I have learned that singing OM together in a class can be the best thing ever (whereas I used to…read more

Myth busters

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Photography

If you’re a diver, you’ve probably encountered this one during one of your dives. And probably you’ve been told that Yes, this is one of the most venomous creatures on the planet, and that one of its nick names is the 8-minute snake, and you’ll be screwed if it bites you. The story I was told (and which I’ve heard several times in other places as well, and which I’ve told other people in turn), is that this snake doesn’t have a dislocating jaw, so it can only eat prey…read more

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