Row, Row, Row My Boat, Gently Down The Sea…

Hello 🙂

Unaware, we embark on a journey throughout the world around us, we navigate within it, our lonely self floating around in this sea of life. We start off at first, leaving the safety of the port where we have been built, in order to discover what else exist. On the way we pick up various skills and abilities that allow us to sail longer and further, to read the winds better, and to follow the current, or to fight it. Accidents happen, mistakes are made, and so our boat gets hurt, a little here, a little there, losing a big chunk after being tempted by the entrancing song of the mermaids. The more we go, and the more pieces we lose, unless we keep patching them back up, and perhaps even improving our boat along the way, learning from the lessons we have been taught to create a true vessel out of the little wooden boat we started off with. And so we keep on sailing, on and on, to new horizons, or perhaps staying forever in the same seas, crossing other boats, simply floating around, until one day we get to our final destination, the one from which there is no coming back. It is an inevitable part of any journey that it must one day end, just as it has begun on a day like any other. Neither of those days are especially remarkable, nor are any in between, though the navigation can be pretty amazing for the boat, if it so perceives it.

 

While facing the tempests, the storms, and the dangers around, it can be easy to give up on the exploration, and spend the whole trip in a part of the sea we have already explored, perhaps near a warm beach, surrounded by lush vegetation, and a gorgeous sun. Comfort sets in, and the need to explore dims, the holes only slightly getting patched up, just so it can keep floating, the anchor laying in the bottom of the sea. The more the comfort sets in, the more convinced we are those patches will hold, and the more appealing the nest becomes, slowly forgetting that there is a whole world to explore past the confines of our little tropical paradise. Hidden from the dangers, we live in our illusions, excitement is not needed anymore, nor are others, for all we have is all we need, and so it shall remain until the wood rots off and we seek deep into the sea, remaining at the bottom with the fishes, never feeling the gentle caress of the wind blowing through our sails.

 

 

But boats are not meant to be stable, to remain in a port. They must go forth and brave the winds, not flinching before the storms, and driving always further into the unexplored realms lying ahead. Laziness overcomes the ones without direction, without a purpose, and comfort takes over the motivation to break free from it. A boat can follow the direction of the wind, but only once it lets itself ride on the currents, yet the winds are truly at their best if the boat desires to go into that direction, for it has a purpose of its own. It is not meant to turn in circles, and it must patch up and repair the damages it has occurred, so it can remain strong, and face the dangers ahead, in the chance of one day finding what it has been looking for. There are countless paths to be taken, numerous detours to be explored, and a universe of possibilities to be engendered, and the only way to have but a glimpse of all there is out there is to keep going, following our compass, and trusting the winds to blow us where we need to be.

And all this merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream…

Until next time,
Luca

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You gotta feel the vibe, man…

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Being in synch with others is not an easy thing. Sometimes we simply don’t feel what is going on around us, we end up as observers rather than participants. We are “off the bus” as Ken Kesey would have said. There are a few things which help with being part of a group vibe, one of which is to not be oblivious to one’s surroundings. 

More than just the physical space we navigate in, it is important to be aware of the emotional and energetic vibrations we walk around in, for the will influence us, and vice versa, since they resemble gravitational waves, oscillating together, changing each other. Exactly like when you drop a rock in water, and then another rock a little beside it, the waves mix and merge.

Emotions are contagious, as we can easily see when laughing or yawning, because it is highly likely that another person in the room will do so as well, and so it goes when there’s a sudden awkward moment shared by all those present in a certain conversation for example. We can feel what others do because of the overlapping in our energetic fields, since our body exteriorizes whatever’s going on inside, even without our conscious consent!! This is as true for one side as the other, since feeling like one is part of something shared with the one’s around makes for a warm feeling to emanate, a feeling of love and joy, while feeling disconnected and alone leaves one cold and distant, thus cooling the energies of the surrounding people.

Just as is the case with the seeable universe (depicted above) the pockets of temperature and energy all over influence each other, since the contact is constantly maintained. Which is also why it is important to stay alert as to what kind of mood is setting itself around us, and how it will influence us, and vice versa. Stay aware and ride the flow, for only thus will we get to wherever we were meant to be.

Until next time,

Luca

Inside out…

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There is something we all have in common, yet it is different for each and everyone of us. We could not escape it forever, which is perhaps for the best. The problem is, it’s all around us, and within. Oh, and it’s also the most widespread topic used to start a conversation: the temperature.

The temperature affects really everything, whether its our moods, our clothing, or even whether life is even possible. But what is it exactly?? Is it only the movement of particles creating heat or cold, depending on if they irradiated from the sun or are just floating in cold space?? Or perhaps a sort of universal energy which we can absorb and share?? Regardless of those possibilities, it is also something that comes from within us.

It is so because we have all found ourselves in situations in which our internal temperature changed of a sudden, with it having anything to do with the temperature we felt around us. We felt very hot all of a sudden, or very cold, and the sole reason for that was something happening in our heads, a sudden change of emotions, or reaction to an external event. This means that this is something our body can produce on its own…and which we can control ourselves, usually through meditation.

It is not an easily skill to learn, some people even devote their entire lives to it, but it is a larger topic which I will not get into here. Coming back to temperature now, it shapes our lives in countless ways, influencing us from the outside as well. Since we can individually control the temperature within us, could we maybe influence it as well?? That would make sense, because during a clash of cold and warm, the colder half becomes warmer, and the warmer half becomes colder. They balance each other out, plain and simple.

That could mean that we actually do have, or at least have the possibility too, influence the temperature we feel every single day, whether its for the better, of bringing to a level which we wont be able to balance our with out internal one. Of course we can rapidly adapt, we have done so ever since the first form of life appeared. This then leads to the inevitable dilemma of either making it our responsibility to regulate it, or to keep adapting to it, letting it run its course. We can do so more efficiently every day, technology developing itself ever faster. But can it protect us forever?? Or will we reach a point where it will fail, and the weather would just be too extreme for us?? It may not happen anytime soon, but that does not mean it never will…

Until next time,

Luca