“Chance to breathe again, a chance for a fresh start…”
These Waters by Ben Howard
I’m facing another big change in my life soon, as I’ll be moving out to a whole another part of the world, to the pristine beaches and wild, dark green jungles of Central America… Many people say I need courage, many that I need money or that I am lucky to be able to travel there. But the truth is my friends that I don’t see myself more couragious than anyone else, nor more rich or lucky, at least from a Westener’s point of view. I only see a chance, a possibility, a dream, and even if it sounds crazy I know that it is what I want. And then, when you know what you want, you make the decision. Just buy the ticket and go. Simple. Right?
We are living in a world of having to choose what you do, who you are, and then stick with it. Unfortunately, the choices can also act as chains, taking our freedom instead of giving us the opportunity to seek for our own individual freedom. We are pushed to choose a box to live in. Education. Career. Mortgage. We are lucky because we have the opportunity to choose – but in the end we choose to choose so little. One education, one career, one title, one country, one home. After a while working or living at a place you start feeling comfort. You’ve got important role at work, and even if your job makes you stressed and unhappy you still stay there. Comfort over happiness. Chains over freedom.
Comfort makes us feel like we’re in a bubble and everything outside is scary and dangerous. But it’s comfortable, so we stay there. How many of us really give ourselves the opportunities to try again, a chance for a fresh start?
There ain’t no reason things are this way
It’s how they’ve always been and they intend to stay
I can’t explain why we live this way
We do it every day
Ain’t No Reason by Brett Dennen
So, how do I even know what I want? If I feel just a little bit unease but not much, or at least not enough to make the change. Or if I’m happy, do I still need to do something? I think it’s all about listening to yourself. Seeing the big picture and then the small pictures within the big picture.
What is that I’ve always wanted to do, is this what I’m doing the same thing? And then, this is my favorite question, what do you really like doing? How would you love to spend your time? And that’s where it all begins. Imagine this; What if you could do whatever you’ve always wanted to do, break the old habits, make everyday life feel like you’re actually living it. Cos the time will pass, as it has already passed so fast. Life is short. How do you want to spend your time?
All of this well be gone someday…
Afterglow, Jose Gonzales
We all want to be happy, enjoy life more, but for so many times I’ve heard “I don’t have any other choices”. What if we’d decide to face the fact that there is always a choice? Fuck it, travel to France! Move to Bali! Start a business! Or whatever else it may be. Decide something and then pursue it. At least try.
In the end, it’s about believing in yourself and seeing your full potential, and most importantly, caring about yourself and listening to what you really want.
All you need is already within you, only you must approach your self with reverence and love.
I, myself, decide to choose it all.
I have no idea where I’ll end up, but I know what I like, and that is what I’ll follow. I like mountains. I like kayaking. I like roaming in the wilderness. I love adventure, wellness, yoga, eastern philosophies, mindfulness, retreat life. I love travelling. Nightly bonfires on the beach, someone playing acoustic guitar and people feeling alive under the sky full of stars. Meeting amazing people, feeling the connection. Living in the now. So I move to Costa Rica! Completely random and if you would’ve told me this a year ago, I would’ve not believed it. But it’s happening! I saw the opportunity and I grabbed it.
Peace, love & mindful moments,