a journey of sorts…

"Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness, give me truth." – HDT

Month: April, 2013

A true friend.

Read this girl’s blog today who recently liked one of my posts, and she spoke of your friends always sticking by you. Always being there for you. She is talking of true friends, brothers and sisters, not simple acquaintances out in the social scenes you small talk with, but the ones who really know you. Here’s the original quote:

Your true friends are always there — to love you, to correct you, to laugh at/with you, to inspire you and to make you realize that you are not really alone.

-Jeannie

Now give this music a listen with your fullest attention, or at least most of it.

Here’s her blog.

Inspiration

Shared this on fbook a couple weeks back. Thought of it today and there you have it. From friends at Knowledge of Today Facebook.

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Hope this finds you well.

Que sera, sera.

A friend recently told me, “like they say: que sera, sera.. Whatever will be will be! ;)”

She even put the smiley on the end. There are many times throughout the day where I need a reminder like this, to accept things, release whatever control I think I may have over a situation, and let things fall into place that I am meant to learn from.
Thank you Renata…

A sailboat cascading the waters of Tahoe, allowing the wind to fill it's sail and carry it on t's path.

A sailboat cascading the waters of Tahoe, allowing the wind to fill it’s sail and carry it on it’s path.

This image is part of my upcoming series of prints. You will be able to view the prints on a new portfolio I have in the works. Keep an eye out for more tidbits, news, images and hopefully an inspiring idea.
 

Even the unknown has a purpose. Friday. 4.26.13.

We have left the farm. Having made connections there with Justin and also in Berkeley for our couchsurfing meeting, we are moving onward and towards shifts in the travels. Currently waiting out a ride from a fellow traveler next week, we have been thoroughly enjoying life and our time here.

Recently, it has come to my attention that a fellow road beat of ours we have met while traveling, has been harassed and criticized and it made my stomach turn a bit when hearing the story.

It seems there is a website taking photos off of our friend’s blog and posting them on their own website, to pair with the judgemental and disgustingly, black-hearted things they say about her. It seems her ideas of spreading her wings and gracefully chasing after a new way of life and new mindset is a bit too much for these people and they can’t stand the sight of someone who is truly happy. I feel bad for that group, for being so caught up in their own filth that they feel the need to spread it around.

In response to such a group, and as a fellow traveler of the road, I will say that my life may not be so pristine or the past I have, not as pure, but the past is not important if what I am doing right now is happy living. I am making my own changes and putting down groundwork for myself and for others to follow. The past shaped who I’ve become, but does not need to be consistently lived in.

This trip has been one crazy adventure, but I don’t know when the travels will stop. There have been many times that I miss where I grew up, but I cannot return right now and cannot say why. Not out of stubbornness, but purely because there is too strong of a calling for change in my ear to stop and go back to my old self.
There is no physical destination that we need to get to. There is learning and an alternative way of living to formed. The whole trip may turn into the discovery of a new place to settle and call home but at this point that is not a priority. There are many homes we have been welcomed into but they are not for us right now. Greatly appreciated, and staying at each one was a blessing. The road is home right now, and the road is long. Our home is spread across many miles and throughout many locations.

What is our priority at this point?  My own thoughts, in summary, are to meet as many people, both true-hearted and not, and really get to know them, to share with them and help them out in any way we can. We’re here to meet those people we’re meant to connect with and through helping them, we all transform. Simple as that.

Meeting that group of travelers in Berkeley was a point of opportunity for me. It helped to show me why I am really out here traveling, by speaking with those like-minded individuals. Sometimes recently I have had my doubts about whether this trip is worthy of being a lifestyle, but their stories helped me to appreciate this path of learning, exploring and teaching that I am leading. In regards to my fellow road beat, I commend you for being so brave, for living and for being happy, despite the coldness of others who have not learned. In light of this I urge my readers to step out of the box. Go live a little. Go live a lot. But do it in a way that allows you to give to others, not to simply get a new experience or to get something out of it for yourself.

My perspective is reinforced by this post, and though I have no destination, a traveler does not need more than his or her own soul and a lust for adventure, to seek what is new and unknown. Forget others judgement. It is in the unknown, that this traveler, and everyone, who is traveling in one form or another on their life path, can find purpose. -alexander johnny.

Updates

Sorry I have been nonexistent. The past week since Berkeley has been a whirlwind of commotion and choosing our next adventures. In the meantime, while I prepare new writings and insights for your reading and learning pleasure, our amazing friend Kristine has moved on in her adventures and left us with some kind words and a recap of some glorious moments.

She said, “Man, I’m gonna miss this little family. Thank you so much for showing me this peaceful way of living, how to openly communicate in such a close group setting and for giving so much of yourselves. Thanks for shared moments, the laughter and even some tears.”

A mere mortal may be embarrassed if they were in this video, but me, no. All I can do is laugh at this ridiculousness. Yes, please do laugh at me. Enjoy.

 

You can see Kristine’s original post here and check out her writing. She’s got skills, heart and soul. Thanks for being awesome girl. chooseyourdays.com.

Back in black to Berkeley.

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We’re headed back to Berkeley. Road trip for the day. No plans after that whether we’ll stay or go back to the countryside. No worries though. That doesn’t solve a thing. Any problems that come up are only challenges and should not hinder your peace or take your balance. Everyone has problems come up in life. Complaining won’t help and neither will a solemn attitude. Enjoy the experience and learn from it. Rock on.

Image from friends at the Mind Unleashed facebook.

The shifting tides of thought.

The past week has been about shifts, changes. There has been some more solemn moments, more tense moments, moments of celebration and moments of peace. The part I am noticing is how this all affects me. as if the shifting waves of the different happenings and moods around me are pushing like an incoming tide would. Instead of trying to fight it, I can approach with a balance, and act, not react, towards a resolution instead. This makes for a much happier and peaceful me. The difficult part is more so achieving that balance in the first place and holding on to it, because it seems I get out of sync, and then other times I am much more “with it.” It’s just practice. Stay strong.

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Image from the friends at the Mind Unleashed facebook.

While on the topic of acting towards a resolution, I have a post written on the Sage and Poppy blog titled, “Good ol’ Ralph” and a man by the name of Jim visited and “liked” my page so naturally my curiosity sent me over to see what his writings were about. Jim’s post, “Words to Live By: Celebration” is part of a series where he explains different words he put down in a workbook in order to help teach his young daughter these life lessons. He can explain it better than myself if you visit his blog: onewebstrategy.com. This one was about celebration. The part that stood out to me was his talk of celebrating the future events like they’ve already happened, as a way to bring happiness to yourself.

Now the question is, “how can I celebrate the future while I’m trying to be peaceful and balanced in the present moment?” Truth of the matter, you can maintain that present peace, while allowing those celebratory thoughts of goals you would like to accomplish wash over you as if they’ve already happened. In Jim’s words, “celebrating ‘IT’ as already being reality brings in all kinds of good emotions, eliminates thoughts of conditions, limitations.” this will give you a boost of happiness that will help you enjoy the present moment that much more. You might wonder how a simple thought could be such a big deal.

Emerson once said, “every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.” That thought may help you feel good in the present moment, which is great, but it will only remain there unless you stand up and allow that celebratory thought to begin taking shape in your life. A thought is a thought. A plan is a plan, but taking the steps and believing in it is a whole new beast of awesome motion. -alexander johnny

22 Things Happy People Do Differently

I have been reading this girl’s travel blog for a week now, and have found it to be quite helpful. I think you might agree.

futurus crystal wraps got good vibes

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hey all. we brothers have been diligently working and crafting out here in the west. this is the most recent work from adam jay’s futurus crystal wraps that we photographed today. each one is made using quality metals and unique crystals all providing the wearer with special properties and benefits. more pieces are coming into fruition and you will be able to see the updates and descriptions of each piece at his facebook page: futurus crystal wraps.

thanks for taking a look!

Recipe: Chia Chocolate Pudding

we at the farm family community here, decided to make this recipe: chia chocolate pudding, from the girls, sam and zoe at sage and poppy. if you like chocolate and being healthy at the same time, this chia seed mix is the superfood you need to try. it is commonly eaten by runners for its excellent antioxidant and health benefits towards such a taxing sport. thank me after. and thank the s&p girls. … unfortunately, the pudding we made magically disappeared before a generic photo could be taken of the fine dish, so you’ll have to view the photos at their blog…

p.s. i do some casual writing for the girls over at sage and poppy now and again, supplying them with life outlooks from a guy’s perspective, so I recommend you look at their work as well. click their link above and indulge in their creative works on life and living.

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