About Couchsurfing 1

Life before Couchsurfing, for me, was totally different that it is now. Like for most people, it took everything to a totally different level, changed my perspective and opened up doors I didn’t even know were there.   What is Couchsurfing? couchsurfing.com is a website for cultural and hospitality exchange in the one you can meet people and stay at their places for free.     But people who’ve used it before know it’s not…

"About Couchsurfing 1"

Relaxation

I usually have problems relaxing, same as most people. I think we all have problems and if we don’t, we just make some up. Most people’s problems revolve around their jobs, careers, school, studies, money, friends, family, house, the future and the past. Mines are a bit different, I worry about things that are happening at this same moment in a different place that I consider unfair. I worry about what to do in the…

"Relaxation"

Ideas 3: Energy

Free, clean, renewable, unlimited energy should our main objective right now, not just for the environment, for our health and for the economy, but for our inner peace and relaxation also. Imagine how silent our cities will be, with all the cars hovering smoothly. Imagine all the sounds we are missing, from the birds and animals we haven’t exterminated yet. From the wind and trees, the rain and the rivers. Imagine silence. Last time I…

"Ideas 3: Energy"

Ideas 2: Justice

  Some months ago, I set up as a top priority in my life to learn to be objective and always consider the big picture,  instead of my personal choices or preferences. The bigger picture being, the long-term conservation, survival and well being of every person on this planet, the planet itself and other living beings on it. And for that, I had some choices to make, decisions to take. 1: understanding: myself, other people,…

"Ideas 2: Justice"

understanding the old lady

I went to watch a documentary, the name was: ” My heart is not broken yet”. It was about an old Korean lady who was a comfort woman, a sex slave for the Japanese army during the war. She spent the last 10 years, and lots of money, filling and following a lawsuit against the Japanese government, asking them to issue an official apology to her, because she knows Japanese don’t like to apologize or…

"understanding the old lady"

conspiracy

I read this today: “We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not…

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Emma and Carl Sagan

  Some time ago, I had a life-changing experience while in Japan, in this case, it was not about an event, but about a person. Sometimes I meet some people and they mention that they learned many things from or I inspired them somehow, well this time it was my turn to get inspired. Her name was Emma Crawford, and little did she know, how much she would shape my ideas and influence the processes…

"Emma and Carl Sagan"

Meditation

Last Australian winter I found myself walking around in Canberra with Jenny Puisto when we stumbled upon a history museum, walked in and got into a projection room. There were playing a short movie about the hippie movement in the 60’s or 70’s and Woodstock so there were some young people there and they were talking about love and peace, and the fair distribution of our planet wealth and resources. So Jenny started laughing and…

"Meditation"

Traveling: part 2

So my students ask how much does it costs to travel abroad and visit many countries, but there’s not really an objective answer to that question. Any country you go to you can spend a million dollars or spend no money at all, it’s up to you. And it was interesting to learn how each new generation has different goals than the previous ones. and this generation’s dream seems to be to travel around. Why…

"Traveling: part 2"